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Click here to read Chapters  Thirteen to Twenty of Operation Mind Control by Walter Bowat

OPERATION MIND CONTROL
By Walter Bowart
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Walter Bowart was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1939. He was awarded a McMahon journal-ism scholarship to the University of Oklahoma and has since worked as an editor, publisher and writer. His articles have appeared in many journals including The East Village Other, the underground newspaper which he founded in 1965.

Walter Bowart lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and three children.

Published in the U.S.A. by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1978

First published in Great Britain by Fontana 1978

Copyright © Walter Bowart 1978

Copyright © in the Foreword, Richard Condon 1978

Printed in Great Britain by

William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, Glasgow

This book is dedicated to those who are obedient to authority. May they follow in the path of Daniel Ellsberg, L. Fletcher Prouty, Victor Marchetti, John Marks, and George OToole, become responsible, and break free from the chains of command.

“ I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control  with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education” …. Thomas Jefferson

“In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploring the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason,”  …… Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to USA President Jimmy Carter






Carlyle Group, BCCI , and Arbusto

 

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread405236/pg1

The Bush Crime Family is the most criminal, most corrupt this nation has ever produced, from the Bush/Walker traitors of WW2 to the Silverado scam artist Neil Bush to the shadowy Mafiosi brother Marvin Bush to the ex-CIA Director Crime Family Don GHW Bush to that scumbag dry drunk drug addict in the White House who is ruining our nation. The 9-11 INSIDE JOB Attack on America is only the tip of the iceberg on what these treacherous cretins are capable of. 


911 Was An Inside Job

Unfortunately boob tube addicted Americans are so easy to victimize for these polished professional criminals. Of course the entire DemoPublican Party is filled with career criminals and corrupt political hacks. The newcomer political idealists really don't stand a chance until the American majority comes to their aid. Wake up America and look around. It is the future of your children and grandchildren which is at stake here. 

Candy Jones was a sex symbol during World War II.

Born Jessica Wilcox, with her catchy stage name and shapely legs she rose to a standing second only to Betty Grable as America's most popular pinup. Like other pinup girls, she was a favorite of the troops at the front, and she felt it a duty to entertain them near the battlefields. After her advertised beauty faded and she could no longer serve to raise the morale of the troops with her appearance, she served her country in another way. She served under MKULTRA as a hypno-programmed CIA courier for twelve years.


A few days later Candy was visited by a man who introduced himself as an FBI agent. He asked her about the burglary of Tunney's office, and Candy told him what she

had told both Tunney and the superintendent of the building. The FBI man then unexpectedly went over to the window ledge and picked up a microphone Candy had obtained from Allen Funt of "Candid Camera" fame. The agent wanted to know what use Candy had for the microphone. She explained that she used it to tape her models'

voices to help them develop their speech. The agent said that he'd been looking for just such a microphone to use in a surveillance job on Fifty-seventh Street. He asked Candy if she would mind if he borrowed it. Flattered that she'd been asked to help the FBI, Candy offered it for as long as it was needed. The FBI man thanked her and left with the microphone.

When he returned a month later, he was accompanied by another agent. After making casual conversation for a few minutes, the FBI men asked Candy if she would allow

them to have some of their mail delivered to her office.

There would be letters addressed to fictitious names in care of her modelling school. Some of the letters, he said, might be mailed from Europe and addressed to her, or to a specified fictitious man's name. If that happened she was supposed to call a number and report the arrival of the mail.

Candy, once again flattered, said she'd be happy to help.

Two weeks after Candy took the job with the FBI, Gene Tunney moved out of his office. The general, however, kept in touch with her all during that year. He invited her to several parties, and even sent her a Christmas card.

In the summer of 1960, Candy received a letter at her apartment from the first FBI man, and the next day the general called her at her office. Somehow he knew that she

was taking a trip to speak at the all-male Tuesday Night Supper Club in Denver, and afterwards going on to San Francisco to attend a fashion show. The general wondered

if, since she was going to California anyway, she would mind carrying a letter from a government agency. He told her the letter was to be delivered to a man who would call at her hotel and identify himself.

Again flattered to be called upon to serve her country, Candy agreed to act as a courier. The important letter was hand-delivered to Candy's office a few days after the general's phone call. There were two envelopes—a large one inside of which were her instructions and a smaller one which contained the actual letter. Candy carried the letter with her to Denver, then on to San Francisco where she

waited for her contact.

Within a few days she received a call at her hotel from a man who identified himself as Gil Jensen; it was the same man who had been Candy's doctor in the Philippines.

Jensen invited her to dinner that evening at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. During dinner Candy brought up the subject of the letter, but Jensen avoided the subject, saying that

they could better talk about it at his office the next day.

Candy protested that she had to go back to New York the next day, but Jensen would not take no for an answer.

He told her that it would be worth her while to stay on for a few days. "There's some interesting work you could do for the Central Intelligence Agency, Candy, without interfering with your business."

He told her that the work could be quite lucrative and since at that time she needed money, she decided to stay and find out what the CIA was offering.

The next day a car picked Candy up at her hotel and drove her across the Bay Bridge to the Oakland office of Dr. Jensen. That was the beginning of what Candy's biographer Donald Bain (who told Candy's story in the book The Control of Candy Jones) described as twelve years of adventure which would eventually take her to the Far East as a covert operative of the CIA.

"She would be harassed, badgered and even tortured."

Bain wrote. "Her role was small, a carrier of messages, and the fact that she chose initially to perform such duties, for pay renders the misfortunes that befell her 'occupational hazards.'

"What Candy hadn't bargained for, however, was be-coming a human guinea pig in a secret CIA scientific project in which mind control was the goal.

"She was an unwilling and unknowing laboratory subject for twelve years, and only her chance marriage saved her from the final stage of her adventure—her own suicide as choreographed by Dr. Gilbert Jensen."

In 1973 Candy Jones married an old friend, "Long John" Nebel, the host of a New York all-night radio talk show. Candy had met John in 1941, at the height of her career, when he was working as a free-lance photographer assigned by a magazine to photograph her. After losing contact with each other for more than a decade, they accidentally renewed their acquaintance and were married twenty-eight days later.

On their wedding night, John noticed that his bride was suddenly acting out of character. She had left the bed and gone into the bathroom to look in the mirror. When she returned, John said, "I saw somebody who only resembled the woman I'd married." He stressed the word "resembled" because, although the body which walked out of the bathroom belonged to Candy, the being inside it did not. Her voice was cold and distant, and her expression was cruel.

Soon the strange bitter mood passed and the warm and loving Candy returned.

The next evening Candy's strange "mood" returned.

John naturally became curious about his wife's psychohistory and began asking questions about her past. Candy told him about her contact with the FBI in 1959. She also told him that from time to time she would still have to take little trips for the government.

 
 But from the first visit to Jensen's office Candy

had become an unwitting victim of Operation Mind Control. 


But from the first visit to Jensen's office Candy had become an unwitting victim of Operation Mind Control. 
Jensen had her sign a security oath which officially made her an employee of the government, and as such she forfeited her right to legal compensation for the harm done her by the ruthless mind-control operation.
Jensen also placed her against a large sheet of paper and traced her silhouette. Then he photographed her and asked her to pick a pseudonym for a new passport. She suggested her actual middle name, Arline.
In answer to Jensen's questions she revealed that her imaginary playmate had spelled her name A-r-1-e-n-e. Jensen said that he didn't care which way she spelled it and asked her to pick a last name as well. Candy suggested the name Grant, which was the last part of her grandmother's name,
Rosengrant and "Arlene Grant" was agreed upon. It would be an easy name for Candy to remember since that was the very name she had given her alter ego in childhood.
As time went on, John found that he was talking more to Arlene than to Candy. In one session John asked Arlene if she thought Jensen had in any way crippled her. Arlene
scornfully replied that Candy had not wanted to be programmed, but that she "didn't know what end was up."
John asked Arlene who had developed her, and she replied, "Mother Jensen. He hatched me like a mother hen."
Jensen had told her to come up through Candy's stomach, she said. He'd say, "A. G.! A. G.!" and Candy would experience a severe stomach pain before Arlene took over her personality. When she refused to come when she was called, Jensen would give Candy an injection, and one day he miscalculated and gave her three injections, which put Candy to sleep for fourteen hours. Jensen had quite a scare because he had a difficult time reviving her.
Under John's hypnosis, Candy revealed that she had been given a number of drugs by Jensen: possibly aminazin, reserpine, and sulfazin, as well as the "truth drugs" sodium amytal and sodium pentothal. She was programmed not to allow any doctor except Jensen to treat her, and never to allow anyone to give her thorazine, the powerful
tranquillizer.
The details of Candy's role as a mind-controlled CIA  courier were pieced together from hundreds of hours of tapes of her hypnotic monologues. She worked for the CIA under her professional name Candy Jones, under the name Arlene Grant, and under her given name, Jessica Wilcox.

Candy holds that assumption to this day, even after hearing her own voice under hypnosis tell tales of physical torture, of illegal entries and exits from the country, and of the most shocking kind of abuse at the hands of the CIA.

Candy probably still would do almost anything out of this hypno-cultivated sense of patriotism.

Eventually John tried to get his wife to see a psychiatrist, but she refused, saying that if she did so she would get very sick and might even have a convulsion. Evidently Jensen had told her this. Even talking about possible therapy gave Candy severe stomach cramps.

Candy had been programmed so that she would not only be protected from foreign intelligence operations, but from everyone, the CIA included. Jensen planned to use her for some evil design of his own.

Candy Jones was, in fact, not one, but two zombies.

Candy and Arlene, sibling rivals trapped inside the same They would talk

To each other but never about each other to anyone but Jensen. They travelled together on CIA assignments, Candy Jones being the person who acted within the United States, and Arlene Grant, the persona who took over once the air plane left the country.

Someone336

 

Hey guys, I'm new to the board and decided to post some information I've compiled on some of George Bush's strange connections. 

The first is Arbusto Energy. In Midland, Texas, in 1977, George Bush founded the small oil company called "Arbusto Energy". Investors included some very sketchy characters, such as James R. Bath and Ghaith Pharon. James R. Bath, a former member of the Texas Air National guard with Bush, acted as the director as the BCCI bank. The BCCI bank was an international bank convicted of money laundering, drug smuggling, gun running, supporting terrorism and dictatorships, and many other despicable acts. Time magazine ran an expose on them: 


www.time.com... 

James Bath made an investment of $500,000 representing Salem Bin Laden, the brother of Osama Bin Laden. Like Bath, Salem was also involved in the BCCI bank. When Salem died in a plane crash, his assets in Arbusto passed to Khalid Bin Mahfouz, who was charged with funding al-Qaeda. 

In 1982, Arbusto became "Bush Exploration", and in September 1984 it merged with the oil company "Spectrum 7". A year later, Spectrum 7 was bought by Harken Energy. One of the major investors in Harken was one Ghaith Pharon, who, like James R. Bath and Salem Bin Laden, was deeply involved in the BCCI bank. Furthermore, along with the above mentioned Khalid Bin Mahfouz, he was an investor in the Main Bank of Houston, Texas, the director of which was James R. Bath. By a strange plot twist, another investor was John Connally, of JFK assassination fame. 

So through George Bush's oil company, we can find numerous ties to both the corrupt BCCI bank, and direct ties to the Bin Laden family and al-Qaeda. Even more connections become clear when you take a look at the Carlyle Group. 

Carlyle is an investment firm based in Washington, D.C, which has employed a great deal of political figures. Both George Bush Sr. and Jr. have worked for them, as well as former Secretary of State James Baker II. Famed Canadian businessman Paul Desmarais worked for them, and his company (Power Corporation of Canada), through its subsidiary Total, made deals with Saddam Huessin for oil exploration. Demarasais also sat on the board of the Barrick Gold Corporation, founded by the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, who's first employer was the Bin Laden family. Khashoggi was involved in both Iran Contra and the BCCI bank, and to make the connections spookier, George Bush Sr. was also in the employ of the Barrick Gold Corporation. 

One member of Carlyle was Shafig Bin Laden, brother of Osama and Salem. He was in a meeting with the Carlyle Group on the morning of September 11th, 2001! The connections go back even further, however. In 1994, on behalf of Carlyle Group, George Bush Jr. visited the Bin Laden family in their home in Saudi Arabia. 

The Carlyle Group profited greatly from 9/11. It owns United Defense, with whom the army signed contracts for millions and millions of dollars during the War on Terror. Another company owned by the Carlyle group is Booz Allen Hamilton, a government contractor who has done work for both the DHS and the NSA in the post 9/11 years, making gigantic profits. 

I'm going to continue digging into the murky world of the Carlyle Group. 

On a number of occasions Candy was sent to the Central Intelligence Agency's training ground called "The Farm."

Known to the outside world as Camp Peary, it appeared to be an ordinary military installation. There Candy learned how to search a room, and various guerrilla warfare tactics including how to commit undetectable arson. She was taught how to use a poison lipstick to take her own life, and how to use the same lipstick to kill someone else by sticking a pin inside it, then jabbing the intended victim.

She learned how to use acid as a defensive and offensive weapon. She learned how to fire various weapons, how to climb ropes, and how to write coded messages on her fingernails and cover them with polish. The training at "The Farm" was known as 3-D: "Detect, Destroy, and Demolish."

At one point Candy told her husband of an especially outrageous incident which took place at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. She had been taken to an amphitheater where more than two dozen CIA men were gathered to witness a performance of Dr. Jensen's stable of zombies,

There were eight subjects scheduled for the performance and Candy was the first.

In a deep hypnotic trance, she was made to lie naked on a table. The table was wheeled before the CIA audience and Candy was introduced to the group as Laura Quidnick. She wore her Arlene wig during the entire performance.

Dr. Jensen demonstrated his complete control over the prone, disrobed figure of Candy Jones. He lit a candle and told his nude subject that she would not feel a thing. Then he shoved the burning candle deep into her vagina.

Several of the witnesses tried to break through Jensen's control, but they all failed. "Candy is perfect," Arlene told John. "Jensen proved in Virginia how impossible it was to break his control."

Piecing together such fragmented incidents of Candy's secret CIA past, John Nebel discovered that his wife had been programmed to commit suicide once Candy was no longer useful to the CIA. The self-destruct program was to be activated in Nassau. She was to check into the Paradise Beach Hotel on December 31, 1972. She'd stayed at the hotel many times before on normal business trips, so there was nothing unusual about that. But on this occasion Arlene was primed to spontaneously take over Candy's body upon receiving a phone call from Jensen. She was programmed to walk Candy's body to a steep cliff overlooking the sea and there to make a high dive. This was to be the last dive of Candy Jones' life, for from that location her body would certainly have crashed into the rocks on the beach below.

It was extremely fortunate that Candy married John Nebel on the very day she was supposed to check into the hotel. The marriage, by putting off the Nassau trip, had

short-circuited Jensen's program of suicide, which was scheduled for the same month.

But today, despite John's help in countering much of Jensen's programming, Candy is still not completely free of Jensen's control over her mind. Still, whenever she looks into a mirror, she feels Arlene struggling to take over her consciousness.


Carlyle Group, BCCI , and Arbusto

 

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread405236/pg1

The Bush Crime Family is the most criminal, most corrupt this nation has ever produced, from the Bush/Walker traitors of WW2 to the Silverado scam artist Neil Bush to the shadowy Mafiosi brother Marvin Bush to the ex-CIA Director Crime Family Don GHW Bush to that scumbag dry drunk drug addict in the White House who is ruining our nation. The 9-11 INSIDE JOB Attack on America is only the tip of the iceberg on what these treacherous cretins are capable of. 

Unfortunately boob tube addicted Americans are so easy to victimize for these polished professional criminals. Of course the entire DemoPublican Party is filled with career criminals and corrupt political hacks. The newcomer political idealists really don't stand a chance until the American majority comes to their aid. Wake up America and look around. It is the future of your children and grandchildren which is at stake here. 

 

Someone336

 

Hey guys, I'm new to the board and decided to post some information I've compiled on some of George Bush's strange connections. 

The first is Arbusto Energy. In Midland, Texas, in 1977, George Bush founded the small oil company called "Arbusto Energy". Investors included some very sketchy characters, such as James R. Bath and Ghaith Pharon. James R. Bath, a former member of the Texas Air National guard with Bush, acted as the director as the BCCI bank. The BCCI bank was an international bank convicted of money laundering, drug smuggling, gun running, supporting terrorism and dictatorships, and many other despicable acts. Time magazine ran an expose on them: 

www.time.com... 

James Bath made an investment of $500,000 representing Salem Bin Laden, the brother of Osama Bin Laden. Like Bath, Salem was also involved in the BCCI bank. When Salem died in a plane crash, his assets in Arbusto passed to Khalid Bin Mahfouz, who was charged with funding al-Qaeda. 

In 1982, Arbusto became "Bush Exploration", and in September 1984 it merged with the oil company "Spectrum 7". A year later, Spectrum 7 was bought by Harken Energy. One of the major investors in Harken was one Ghaith Pharon, who, like James R. Bath and Salem Bin Laden, was deeply involved in the BCCI bank. Furthermore, along with the above mentioned Khalid Bin Mahfouz, he was an investor in the Main Bank of Houston, Texas, the director of which was James R. Bath. By a strange plot twist, another investor was John Connally, of JFK assassination fame. 

So through George Bush's oil company, we can find numerous ties to both the corrupt BCCI bank, and direct ties to the Bin Laden family and al-Qaeda. Even more connections become clear when you take a look at the Carlyle Group. 

Carlyle is an investment firm based in Washington, D.C, which has employed a great deal of political figures. Both George Bush Sr. and Jr. have worked for them, as well as former Secretary of State James Baker II. Famed Canadian businessman Paul Desmarais worked for them, and his company (Power Corporation of Canada), through its subsidiary Total, made deals with Saddam Huessin for oil exploration. Demarasais also sat on the board of the Barrick Gold Corporation, founded by the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, who's first employer was the Bin Laden family. Khashoggi was involved in both Iran Contra and the BCCI bank, and to make the connections spookier, George Bush Sr. was also in the employ of the Barrick Gold Corporation. 

One member of Carlyle was Shafig Bin Laden, brother of Osama and Salem. He was in a meeting with the Carlyle Group on the morning of September 11th, 2001! The connections go back even further, however. In 1994, on behalf of Carlyle Group, George Bush Jr. visited the Bin Laden family in their home in Saudi Arabia. 

The Carlyle Group profited greatly from 9/11. It owns United Defense, with whom the army signed contracts for millions and millions of dollars during the War on Terror. Another company owned by the Carlyle group is Booz Allen Hamilton, a government contractor who has done work for both the DHS and the NSA in the post 9/11 years, making gigantic profits. 

I'm going to continue digging into the murky world of the Carlyle Group. 

[edit on 26-10-2008 by Someone336]

Wayno

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:18 PM

Keep digging ... even tho the skeletons in this closet are scaring me to death. I didn't realize what a tight group these uber rich NWO gangsters are.

Someone336

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:05 PM

Thanks for the reply. I agree, this backwards world where politics and economics collide with such criminal activity is frightening. I did some research into a view of the members of the Carlyle Group: 

FRANK CARLUCCI 
www.defenselink.mil... 
United States Secretary of Defense 1987-89. He worked for the CIA in the early 1960s, and is the former director of Wackenhut. Wackenhut is a private security contractor that has long been suspected of being a CIA front. Former directors include Clarence M. Kelly, the former director of the FBI, and Bobby Ray Inman, the former director of the NSA. Carlucci also works for the RAND corporation, which has long been accused of being a huge part of the Military Industrial Complex, and is a member of the Project for a New American Century. 

www.newamericancentury.org... 

From Wiki: 

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was an American neoconservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., co-founded in early 1997 as a non-profit educational organization by William Kristol and Robert Kagan. The PNAC's stated goal is "to promote American global leadership."[1] Fundamental to the PNAC are the views that "American leadership is both good for America and good for the world" and support for "a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity."[2] It has exerted strong influence on high-level U.S. government officials in the administration of U.S President George W. Bush and strongly affected the George Bush administration's development of military and foreign policies, especially involving national security and the Iraq War.[3][4] 

Hmm.... 

RANDAL QUARLES 
Executive director of the IMF August 2001 - April 2002. Assistant Secretary of Treasury under George Bush. 

ALLAN GOTLIEB 
Member of the Trilateral Commission. 

ARTHUR LEVITT 
Chairman of the American Stock exchange in 1978. Chairman of the US Security and Exchange Commission 1993 - 2001. Named special advisor to AIG in 2005. 

DAN SENOR 
Member of the CFR. 

DAVID M. MOFFET 
Current CEO of Freddie Mac. 

KARL OTTO POHL 
Head of Bundesbank, member of the "Group of Thirty", which is "an international body of leading financiers and academics which aims to deepen understanding of economic and financial issues and to examine consequences of decisions made in the public and private sectors related to these issues." Majority of members of the G30, I've noticed, are members of IMF. 

www.group30.org... 

Also, this is worth looking at: 

The 1001 Club - www.isgp.eu... 

Salem Bin Laden was a member, as was Agha Hasan Abedi, who founded the BCCI bank. Other members include Nelson B. Hunt, a Texas oil man with ties to the Bush families, Lous Mortimer Bloomfield (founded Permindex, of JFK assassination fame), and the founder was Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, who is the man infamous for creating the Bilderberg conferences! 

I am convinced that this nexus of these groups such as the Carlyle Group, the 1001 Club, BCCI, etc, are the real culprits behind 9/11. However, bigger things lurk behind the scenes, like Big Oil, the IMF, CFR, among others.

Someone336

posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 01:07 PM

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I came across some really interesting information while looking into Permindex. I noted that Nelson B. Hunt, an oil man with Bush family ties, was a member of the 1001 Club. Well, check this out: 

The principal financiers of Permindex were a number of U.S. oil companies, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, John De Menil, Solidarist director of Houston, John Connally, as executor of Sid Richardson estate, Haliburton [sic] Oil Co., Sen. Robert Kerr of Okla., Troy Post of Dallas, Lloyd Cobb of New Orleans, Dr. Oechner of New Orleans, George and Herman Brown of Brown & Root, Attorney Roy M. Cohn, Chairman of the Board for Lionel Corp., New York City, Schenley Industries of New York City, Walter Dornberger, ex-Nazi general and his company, Bell Aerospace, Pan American World Airways and its subsidiary, Intercontinental Hotel Corp., Paul Raigorodsky of Claiborne Oil of New Orleans, Credit Suisse of Canada, and Heineken's Brewery of Canada and a host of other munitions makers and NASA contractors directed by the Defense Industrial Security Command. 

911review.org... 

Not only is the Hunt family named as a financier of Permindex, but John Connally is also named, and he was an investor in the Main Bank of Houston with James R. Bath and Ghaith Pharon! But most importantly, Halliburton is also named a principle financier. 

Permindex seems to have some kind of strange ties to Israel. One of the founders, Louis Mortimer Bloomfield, worked for the SOE, the OSS, and the FBI before co-founding Permindex. However, he also made frequent trips to Israel and became close friends with David Ben Gurion. He was a member of the 1001 Club with Tibor Rosenbaum, who was a Mossad agent. Along with Edmond de Rothschild, he set up the BCI bank in Switzerland, which was a forerunner to the BCCI bank.

Rosenbaum and his BCI directors laundered illegal drug and gambling money from mafia boss Meyer Lansky by investing it in real estate. Through the BCI Mossad and Permindex operations were financed and reportedly Rosenbaum was a significant stakeholder in Permindex. In the early 1960s, the BCI bought a significant stake in Henry Luce's Time Life. Permindex has been the main suspect of having coordinated the 1963 JFK murder. Edmond de Rothschild introduced Rosenbaum to Bernhard in the mid-1960s. In 1970 Bernhard invited Rosenbaum into the 1001 Club, but after Rosenbaum got in trouble for having embezzled money of the BCI, Bernhard had to expel him again. This happened in 1973-1974. In 1974, Prince Bernhard sold his Castle Warmelo to the Evlyma Trust in Liechtenstein, a subsidiary of Tibor Rosenbaum's BCI. The Trust was managed by 1001 Club member Herbert Batliner, a person later linked to laudering funds for Marcos, Mobutu, Escobar, and Helmut Kohl. 


www.isgp.eu... 

Meyer Lansky was the head of the Jewish Mafia in New York City, and 1001 Club members who had ties to him included Robert Vesco, a CIA agent and banker with ties to Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, Daniel K. Ludwig, founder of National Bulk Carriers and Bohemian Grove participant, and the above mentioned Tibor Rosenbaum 

I think the connection between Permindex and Halliburton is very telling, but I'm not sure what to make of some of the other connections that the 1001 Club has to offer.

A life less ordinary

Nice comprehensive post. It seems to me that all these mysterious "coincindences" cannot be brushed off as chance. Keep up the good work!

Someone 336

posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 03:52 PM

So I was looking into another member of the Carlyle Group, Canadian public servent Alan Gotlieb. First of all, his wife, Sondra Gotlieb was a member of Hollinger Inc, the Canadian parent company of the Sun-Times Media Group. Check out how many newspapers the Sun-Times Media Group owns: 

en.wikipedia.org... 

Hollinger, which has on its Board of Directors Evelyn Rothschild, was created by Canadian globalist Conrad Black, a close friend of Henry Kissinger. The two worked for an organization called National Interest, and also a company called Trireme Partner LLP.

Trireme, set up two months after 9/11, is a venture capital company that invests in technology, goods, and services related to Homeland Security and defense. It argued that the fear of terrorism would increase the demand for such products in Europe and in countries like Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Richard Perle (good friend of former Cercle chairman Brian Crozer) is the company's managing partner, with another partner being Gerald Hillman, a friend of Perle

The above mentioned Richard Perle was a strong advocate of the Iraq War whose influence over the Bush administration had been described as "insidious." He is also a close friend of the aforementioned arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, who not only has ties to the Bushes and Bin Ladens, but worked with BCCI in the Iran-Contra scandal. I also learned that Conrad Black was a member of the 1001 Club and a Bilderberg participant! I also discovered that one of the directors of Hollinger was a friend of the Rothschilds and Rockefellers by the name of Paul Volcker. Volcker is a member of the Pilgrims Society, chairman of the Federal Reserve and member of a mysterious group called Le Cercle. What is Le Cercle?

Le Cercle is a secretive, privately-funded and transnational discussion group which regularly meets in different parts of the world. It is attended by a mixture of politicians, ambassadors, bankers, shady businessmen, oil experts, editors, publishers, military officers and intelligence agents, which may or may not have retired from their official functions. The participants come from western or western-oriented countries. Many important members tend to be affiliated with the aristocratic circles in London or obscure elements within the Vatican, and accusations of links to fascism and Synarchism are anything but uncommon in this milieu


www.isgp.eu... 

The seems to be a significant overlap between Le Cercle members and that of the 1001 Club. Furthermore, Paul Volcker worked for the Barrick Gold Corporation that I mentioned earlier, with its connections to the 1001, the Bin Ladens, and the Bush family! 

Going back to Allan Gotlieb, who was a director of the Trilateral Commission, I also learned he is a stronger supporter of the concept of a North American Union. On September 11th, 2002, he wrote an article entitled "Why Not A Grand Bargain With the United States?", in which he presents the idea of a partnership between the US and Canada. It can be read here: 

www.canada.com... 

The opening paragraph reads: 

One year after 9/11, leading commentators have weighed in on how this country should reinvent itself to meet the challenges of the international war on terrorism and our changing relationship with the United States. The following essays are the last in our five-part series. 

Someone 336

posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 09:48 PM

Check this out: Zbigniew Brzezinski was a member of Hollinger. Brzezinski was responsible for the initial founding and training of the mujaheddin to draw the USSR into "their own Vietnam War." Look at these quotes from him: 

"This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept." 

"Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, we may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." 

Brzezinski was also an associate, during the Cold War, of Jan Nowak-Jezioranski, the head of the Polish division of Radio Free Europe. Radio Free Europe was a CIA funded operation run by former Nazi spymaster Reinhard Gehlen, a member of the above mentioned Le Cercle. His partner was J. Peter Grace, a member of the 1001 Club. 

Paul Volcker, Brzezinski, and Kissinger all sat on the board of Hollinger. They all also sat on the board of the RAND Corporation, which is a 

a nonprofit global policy think tank first formed to offer research and analysis to the United States armed forces. The organization has since expanded to working with other governments, private foundations, international organizations, and commercial organizations. It is known for rigorous, often-quantitative, and non-partisan[2] analysis and policy recommendations 

en.wikipedia.org... 

Members of RAND also include Frank Carlucci, who is part of the Carlyle Group, Donald Rumsfeild, and Condoleeza Rice. It was rumoured that in 1972, Richard Nixon enlisted RAND to see what the ramifications of canceling the elections, though RAND denies this. 

Though the connections between people and organizations branches out further and further, we keep getting direct ties back to Bush administration and the War on Terror. By seeing the overlaps, I believe we can identify the groups of people who are truly responsible for 9/11

ipsedixit  posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 02:42 AM

Have you taken a look at the website run by self-styled forensic economist, David Hawkins? 

www.hawkscafe.com... 

There are linked radio interviews on the site making some very unusual allegations about 9/11 and a list of "not the usual suspects" who might be behind it, including some very prominent Canadians. 

I have trouble taking the allegations seriously, but there may be an element of truth circulating in the fantasy. It makes very interesting listening to hear Hawkins go on. Names like Paul Martin and Frank McKenna are mentioned. 

McKenna is a Bilderberger ornament who has just recently, for the second time, passed up an opportunity to seek the Liberal party leadership. It was shocking to me personally when he didn't seek the party leadership at the last leadership convention, following the election defeat of then Prime Minister Paul Martin and his subsequent resignation from the leadership of the party. 

You have to know Canadian politics, but at the time he was the obvious choice, the strongest contender with an impressive record as a provincial premier (like a state governor in the US). He just refused to contend at the time. And now he has done it again, saying that he is not prepared to give the job the time it would demand. I always wondered what they had on him, to control him like that, and then I found out that he was connected to the Bilderburgers. 

This all interesting stuff. Someone should publish a forensic who's who of the world oligarchy.

Someone336

posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:37 AM

www.sec.gov... 

The above indicates that the Carlyle Group maintains accounts with the notorious Clearstream bank. 

Jump to: navigation, search 

Clearstream Banking S.A. (CB) is the clearing division of Deutsche Börse, based in Luxembourg. 

It was created in January 2000 through the merger of Cedel International and Deutsche Börse Clearing, part of the Deutsche Börse Group, which owns the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Cedel, established in 1971, specialized in clearance and settlement. In 1996 it obtained a bank license. In July 2002 Deutsche Börse purchased the remaining 50% of Clearstream International for €1.6 billion. Deutsche Börse's strategy is to be a vertical securities silo, providing facilities for the front and back ends of securities trading. By 2004 Clearstream contributed €114 million to Deutsche Börse's total Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) of €452.6 million. It handled 50 million transactions, and was custodian of securities worth € 7,593 trillion. 

In Révélation$(2001), by investigative reporter Denis Robert and ex-Clearstream banker Ernest Backes, Clearstream was accused of being an international platform for money laundering and tax evasion via an illegal system of secret accounts (the "Clearstream Affair").

en.wikipedia.org...-56 

Not surprisingly, the BCCI maintained accounts with Clearstream, thus linking it back to Iran-Contra and the other multitudes of shady dealings that this bank was implicated in, including funding al-Qaeda. 
Clearstream has its own history of corruption: 

Kremlingate: The Bank Menatap held accounts with Clearstream. This bank diverted some $4.8Billion IMF funds. www.nationmaster.com... 

Banco Ambrosiano held an account with Clearstream. This main Vatican bank was under the control of the renegade P2 Masonic lodge. From CIA man Richard Brenneke: 

"The P2 was involved in the operation for which I ended up in court, that is the delay in the liberation of the American hostages in Iran in 1980" (known as "October surprise").

October Surprise:

Ernest Backes [Clearstream employee] also indicated in Révélation$that he was in charge of the transfer of $7 million from Chase Manhattan Bank and Citibank, on January 16, 1980, to pay for the liberation of the American hostages held in Tehran's embassy (Iran). He gave copies of files that he asserted shed new light on the October surprise conspiracy to the French National Assembly

And here's the big kicker: 

Could the country risk another scandal as with Bahrain International Bank, who transmitted funds through non-published accounts of Clearstream, the clearing division of Deutsche Bank? At the time it was considered as one of Luxembourg's major financial scandal.

www.cafebabel.com... 

Based in Luxembourg, Clearstream, "a bank of banks" which practice "financial clearing", centralizing debit and credit operations for hundreds of banks, has been accused of being a major operator of the underground economy via a system of un-published accounts; Bahrain International Bank, owned by Osama bin Laden, would have profited from these transfer facilities.

www.solarnavigator.net...

SPreston

posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 11:09 AM

posted by wayno 
Keep digging ... even tho the skeletons in this closet are scaring me to death. I didn't realize what a tight group these uber rich NWO gangsters are.

The Bush Crime Family is the most criminal, most corrupt this nation has ever produced, from the Bush/Walker traitors of WW2 to the Silverado scam artist Neil Bush to the shadowy Mafiosi brother Marvin Bush to the ex-CIA Director Crime Family Don GHW Bush to that scumbag dry drunk drug addict in the White House who is ruining our nation. The 9-11 INSIDE JOB Attack on America is only the tip of the iceberg on what these treacherous cretins are capable of. 

The Bush Crime Family is the most criminal, most corrupt this nation has ever produced, from the Bush/Walker traitors of WW2 to the Silverado scam artist Neil Bush to the shadowy Mafiosi brother Marvin Bush to the ex-CIA Director Crime Family Don GHW Bush to that scumbag dry drunk drug addict in the White House who is ruining our nation. The 9-11 INSIDE JOB Attack on America is only the tip of the iceberg on what these treacherous cretins are capable of. 


Unfortunately boob tube addicted Americans are so easy to victimize for these polished professional criminals. Of course the entire DemoPublican Party is filled with career criminals and corrupt political hacks. The newcomer political idealists really don't stand a chance until the American majority comes to their aid. Wake up America and look around. It is the future of your children and grandchildren which is at stake here. 



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OPERATION MIND CONTROL
By Walter Bowart

Walter Bowart was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1939. He was awarded a McMahon journal-ism scholarship to the University of Oklahoma and has since worked as an editor, publisher and writer. His articles have appeared in many journals including The East Village Other, the underground newspaper which he founded in 1965.

Walter Bowart lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and three children.

Published in the U.S.A. by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1978

First published in Great Britain by Fontana 1978

Copyright © Walter Bowart 1978

Copyright © in the Foreword, Richard Condon 1978

Printed in Great Britain by

William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, Glasgow

This book is dedicated to those who are obedient to authority. May they follow in the path of Daniel Ellsberg, L. Fletcher Prouty, Victor Marchetti, John Marks, and George OToole, become responsible, and break free from the chains of command.

“ I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control  with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education” …. Thomas Jefferson

“In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploring the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason,”  …… Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to USA President Jimmy Carter.


Chapter Six

THE GUINEA PIG ARMY

In June, 1975, it was revealed publicly for the first time what many had suspected—that the CIA and a number of government agencies under its direction had actually been giving behavior-influencing drugs to citizens within the

United States for more than twenty years.

I was in Washington at the time, searching the catalogue card files at the National Technical Information Service. A previous search by friends in military intelligence of the M.I. Classified Index had revealed nothing but peripheral references to the object of my study: government research in drugs, hypnosis, behavior modification, and related subjects.

The NTIS file is supposed to contain a complete numerical listing of all government contracts, by contract number, whether or not they are classified. The contract cards were indeed numbered in consecutive order, but the ones I was looking for were missing; the index simply skipped over them and continued on in numerical sequence. Other cards in the index were marked "classified," and I would not have been able to obtain the papers to which they referred.

But the reports I was looking for were not even cited in the index, although references to them in scientific journals indicated that they had once existed. Classified or not, these documents had been removed from the record.

That afternoon press accounts of the Rockefeller Report to the President on CIA Activities said, "Beginning in the late 1940s, the CIA began to study the properties of certain behavior-influencing drugs (such as LSD) and how such drugs might be put to use in intelligence activities."

Further, according to the report, "The primary purpose of the drug program was to counter the use of behavior- influencing drugs clandestinely administered by an enemy, although several operational uses outside the United States

were also considered."

"The drug program," the report went on to say, "was part of a much larger CIA program to study possible means for controlling human behavior. Other studies explored the effects of radiation, electric shock, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and harassment substances."

As it would do two years later, the press played up the drug angle and ignored the other experiments. The CIA had been actually experimenting with all kinds of mind-

control techniques for twenty-odd years.

It gave me little comfort, but it reaffirmed my sanity, to read in the report that "unfortunately only limited records of the testing conducted in these drug programs are now available. All the records concerning the program were ordered destroyed in 1973, including a total of 152 separate files."

As I left NTIS, George Orwell's prophecy in 1984 came to mind: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." How long would it be before our society would perfectly mirror that state Orwell envisioned when he said: "All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. 'Reality control,' they called it ... 'double-think.' "

In 1984, the government continually changed its past by

creating new historical fictions to justify its present. I won-

dered if we had already gone beyond 1984, where, as Orwell said, "truth is falsehood," and "ignorance is strength."

Five days after the Rockefeller Report was released, the public flap began. The children of Dr. Frank Olson were informed by the CIA that their father had been the individual the Report cited as the "employee of the Department of the Army who was given LSD without his knowledge while he was attending a meeting with CIA personnel working on the drug project." Olson had died when he fell, jumped, or

somehow exited from a twelfth-floor hotel window in New York, while still under the influence of what was then billed as the most powerful mind-altering drug known to

man.

For twenty-two years the cause of Olson's death had been concealed. His family had been led to believe that he had committed suicide because of a mysterious, unexplained "mental breakdown." At no time after Olson's death was his family offered a true explanation of the real circumstances which had caused it. Eric, the eldest son of Dr. Olson, said, "I'm very angryat the CIA because they let us grow up thinking our father had inexplicably committed suicide." Young Olson said

that his family had decided to sue the government, not only out of a desire to collect monetary damages but because "we think there's more information involved in this. It's also a way of holding the CIA publicly accountable for what they did."

The Olson family discovered that an individual damaged while in government employ cannot sue the government.

But this didn't stop them. They asked the Senate to vote them a special bill of recompense for the death of the head

of their household. On May 18, 1976, the full Senate approved S.B. 3035 by voice vote and sent it on to the House. Senate Bill 3035 specifically authorized appropriations totaling $1.25 million to be paid to the Olson family. The

House of Representatives, being more conservative at the time, cut the Senate's generous award and the Olson family eventually received only $750,000. A similar case, tried in a civil court, might have brought the Olson family as much

as three million dollars.

Months before Olson plunged to his death, Harold Blauer, a professional tennis player, died after being given repeated doses of experimental psychochemicals by the

army at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City.  For years the Blauer family had been trying, to no avail, to find out the true cause of Harold Blauer's death. In the wake of the Olson scandal, the army relaxed its cover-up and finally surrendered Mr. Blauer's medical file to his daughter, Mrs. Elisabeth Barrett.

The chemical identities of the drugs he had received were not given; the drugs were listed only by number. The numbers were said to represent various hallucinogens, but

because of "national security" it has never been revealed what the chemicals were that killed Harold Blauer

The crucial part of the army's medical report stated: "Prenarcosis:—apprehensive—considerable persuasion re- quired—injection administered at 9:53

A.M.; postnarcosis:—9:59, subject so restless has to be restrained by nurse—out of contact with reality—arms flailing—sweating profusely; 10:01, rapid oscillation of eyeballs; 10:11, body rigid all over, 10:15, stimulant administered; 10:20 to 11:45, deep coma; 11:50, artificial respiration administered; 12:15, doctor pronounces subject dead; 12:30, hospital authorities notified; 3:30, body transferred to city morgue."

Harold Blauer died without ever knowing what drugs he received. And from the words in the report— "considerable persuasion required"—it looks as though he

hadn't volunteered, either. Frank Olson died without really knowing he'd been given a drug. It had been slipped into his drink and he was told it was LSD only after the mind-bending effects had begun.

Both Blauer's and Olson's deaths were covered up by the excuse of "national security." Their families were deliberately misled about the cause of death. No monetary compensation was offered except for the pensions or allotments due the families under normal circumstances.

In the wake of these personal tragedies, increasing public pressure led other government agencies to make their confessions. The army announced that since 1956 it had tested LSD on nearly 1,500 unwitting servicemen, and on several thousand more volunteers, a total of 6,940 in all. At the same time the army made this disclosure, it requested permission from the Defense Department to conduct further

tests with at least two new drugs—drugs which were many times more powerful than LSD. Permission was granted with the stipulation that the "guinea pigs" be volunteers

only.

Within days of the army's admission of drug testing, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare revealed that it had administered LSD to about 2,500 prisoners, mental patients, and paid volunteers between 1954 and 1968. HEW said further that it had given seven and a half million dollars in grants to more than thirty university re-

searchers who independently ran LSD tests on human subjects.

What was not revealed until much later was that the CIA had used every possible military and civilian agency or government, as well as a number of universities and private research groups, to test LSD and other drugs, plus a whole array of psycho-technologies in an all-out search for reliable methods of controlling the human mind.

But the CIA's record was pretty good; for out of all the thousands of individuals who were given LSD or other drugs without their knowledge, only three are known to

have died.

In 1955 a new drug-testing program was begun at the Edgewood Army Chemical Center. Volunteer soldiers were recruited but were not told what drugs they would be given, nor that men had died as a result of similar experiments. They were told they'd suffer only temporary discomfort. Seven thousand soldiers underwent the Edgewood

Arsenal's tests. Five hundred eighty-five men were given LSD; the rest were administered other unspecified drugs. Dr. Gerald Klee was one of the first psychiatrists to work on the drug-testing program for the army. When

questioned by television crews as to how the volunteers had been recruited, he said that he didn't really know. They had come from all over the country, believing only that they were going to the Chemical Center to be used as subjects in chemical experiments.

"Most of them were not highly educated, and even if they had been told exactly what they were to be given, they wouldn't have understood it," Dr. Klee said. "The advantage to them was time off to get away from some place they didn't want to be, to be near their family, girlfriends, what- ever, and they had a pretty good life while they were there, as a matter of fact. They spent very little of their time in the experiments and had a lot of free time . . ."

Wendell Queen was an army sergeant in 1964 when he volunteered for the drug experiments at Edgewood. Years later, when the Olson case was made public, Mr. Queen tried to find out what drugs he had been given. He ran into a wall of security. The army stated that it had no record that he was ever given drugs.

But Sergeant Queen remembers differently. He had been given a drug that penetrated his skin, not through injection but simply by being placed on his arm with an eye dropper.

"They just took a small drop and put it on my arm, and my arm became inflamed and kinda itchy, something like a bad mosquito bite," he said. He was not told what drug it

was. He was told only that the effects would be temporary.

Several hours afterwards, he began to float. "I began to feel kinda happy and the room started turning around,"

Sergeant Queen related. "I had lost all my senses. I had no sense of balance or sense of the environment around me.

. . . Later on that night I really got paranoid and if anybody would come close to me I would think that they were going to kill me ..."

Sergeant Queen had "flashbacks" for several months after that experiment when he would relive the states of mind he had experienced on that day.

"My roommate told me later that one night I woke up screaming and hollering 'don't kill me, don't kill me.' He said I became so violent that I began tearing my bed up,"

Sergeant Queen said.

Sergeant Queen remembers that at Edgewood he tried making a joke about being a human guinea pig. The medic administering the test didn't appreciate his sense of humor.

"He said that the doctors were the only human guinea pigs around there because they took every new drug first. He said that they always got a bigger dose than anyone else

ever did."

According to the army, their LSD testing program came to an end in 1967. An army spokesman promised a follow- up study on the 585 men who had been given LSD, but

actually carried it out with only thirty-five officers—and superficially, at that. Still, the army maintained that there had certainly been no LSD deaths since Olson and Blauer.

Once again it was not telling the whole truth. George Danald, a colonel at the Army Chemical School in Fort McClellan, Alabama, agreed to become a guinea

pig in 1959. He believed in progress, and he believed that without experimentation and research there could be no progress. Thus, when the opportunity presented itself to him, he readily submitted to an injection of what was said

to be LSD.

Immediately after he took the drug, according to his wife, "his overall characteristics seemed to change, his attitude changed, mannerisms changed, and I'm sure a great

deal more that I didn't notice at the time."

A year after Colonel Danald's psychedelic experience he it was his habit to pick up his daughter Dawn promptly after school. One day he didn't meet her and Dawn walked

to the Officers' Club looking for him. His car was in the

parking lot, so assuming her father was inside, she went into the club and asked if anyone had seen him. When no- body seemed to remember that he'd been there that day, she went up to their apartment on the floor above and knocked on his door. There was no answer, so she went in.

The sitting room was littered with papers. She walked into the bedroom and noticed that the twin beds were apart. When she turned on the lights, she saw her father's

body slumped at the foot of the bed.

In shock, she went to her room next door and tele phoned her mother, who was at work. "Mommy, I found Daddy," she said. "He's on the floor and he looks awful

white."

Colonel Danald had been dead for five hours when Dawn found him. He had taken his own life by putting a .25 caliber bullet through his temple. The pistol was still in his hand.

Colonel Danald did not have a history of mental instabil ity. Until the time of his experience at Fort McClellan, he had never had a depressed moment. The only clue his family had to his apparent mental anguish was that, a few

months before he died, he had once threatened to kill himself in a family argument. No one had paid any attention to that since he had been such a stable person in the past.

Mrs. Danald believes that her husband's death was caused by the mind-bending effects of the experiment, but she has so far been unable to prove her case. She and her family have received no compensation except the benefits which would normally accrue to a lifetime army officer.

Mary Ray was a research assistant at a psychiatric hospital which held military contracts to test LSD from 1958 to 1969. She helped doctors conduct experiments on more than 900 people. Some of them were mental patients. In 1966 she offered herself for LSD testing. Her description is typical of a "bum trip."

I was in a state of becoming the universe. I became objects," she said. "I was no longer a person. Then, I got to a state of absolute terror. The closest thing I can remember being like that was as a child, when I was given ether . . it was the feeling like just before losing consciousness."

But Mary was able to bring herself back from the LSD void: "I realized that I was a person, out of this billowing black seething weirdness, this horror . . .

"I looked down and I saw my arms which were two white rivers with black threads and they were my veins. I realized that, and I felt that if I tried really hard, somehow

I could sever the veins. I realized even though I was not really a person that I could end all this living nightmare, this hell, by cutting my veins.

"Then I concentrated on this problem for what seemed centuries, because time did not exist. It was a strange time distortion. I tried desperately to try to kill myself. There is

no question in my mind, that if I had had some sort of sharp instrument, and if I were alone, I would have killed myself . . ."

The doctors and medics in attendance were helpless.

"No one seemed to know how to handle the situation. No one knew what to do. It seemed like they were kids playing

scientists."

Mary Ray reported no amnesia, and no recurring after-affects. She never felt another overwhelming compulsion to commit suicide, nor any compulsion to keep her experience secret.

In June of 1958, William F. Chaffin was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. He had been a basic training instructor in bio-

logical, chemical, and radiological (CBR) warfare earlier in his career and thought, when he read the bulletin offering volunteers a thirty day tour of duty at Edgewood Arsenal, that it would be easy duty. It would be a nice break in his dull routine and a thirty-day leave at government expense. He assumed that he'd be involved in a program much like the one he'd taught in basic military training on chemical and

biological warfare tactics and defenses.

On September 10, 1975, before a joint session of the Senate Subcommittee on Health and the Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, Chaffin

testified to the lasting effects of his volunteer tour of duty at Edgewood.

He told the committee that upon his arrival at Edge-wood, he was placed in a barracks with approximately thirty' other volunteers. Daily, some of the volunteers

were taken to various points on the base, given gas masks, and used in experiments involving DDT and other relatively mild chemicals. But at first Chaffin was simply

ordered to report to a certain station each morning, and then he would be released for the remainder of the day to pursue his own interests.

Today Chaffin cannot say with any certainty how long this procedure went on. He can't remember whether he was there for one week, two weeks, or three

weeks before he was actually used in a test.

"At some point around the middle of the month of July [1958]," Chaffin told the committee, "myself and four or five other individuals were taken to a hospital on the base.

We were, at that time, taken into a room and a psychologist or psychiatrist—I cannot remember which—who I believe was associated with the University of Maryland, in-

formed us that we would be administered a drug or a substance in distilled water. We were further informed that this drug or substance would be odorless, tasteless, and colorless. We were asked to perform certain tests prior to the ingestion of the substance. My best recollection of these tests is that we were simply asked to estimate certain amounts of elapsed time by any means other than a watch or clock. We were then taken back to our various wards and a short time thereafter, I was given a beaker of colorless, odorless, and tasteless substance by an orderly or an

attendant.

"I have no recollection whatsoever that I was informed of the nature or qualities of the substance. Certainly, no reference was made to any possibility of detrimental psychological or physical effects on myself, or my future family, by taking of the substance.

I cannot estimate adequately the length of time that elapsed after I took the drug until I first began to notice the effects, but my best recollection is that it was in the nature

of one-half hour.

"At that time, I remember being taken back to the psychiatrist or psychologist and again asked to estimate various lengths of time by any means except observing a clock or watch. It is extremely difficult for me to describe ade-quately what occurred in the next hours of that day. I have, to this day, distinct recollections of vivid and colorful events that made no sense whatsoever to me. I have distinct recollections of either myself hallucinating or other individuals hallucinating and imagining that they were seeing certain objects and things. I do not recall if they were in fact

hallucinating, or if I was simply imagining they were.

"I was obsessed with a feeling that I can only describe as utter and total depression. I don't think these words adequately convey the meaning of that which I experienced,

but I simply do not have the words to set forth the occurrences of that day.

"Later, I was released from the hospital. I cannot recall if this was after a period of twelve hours, twenty-four hours, or thirty-six hours or more. It is simply impossible

to adequately determine what lengths of time elapsed."

Shortly thereafter, Chaffin returned to his base. His life returned to its usual routine, but for some reason, he found it extremely difficult to talk to anyone. He could not even bring himself to tell his wife about his Edgewood experience.

"Since that time," Chaffin said, "I have experienced what I believe to be LSD flashbacks on at least three separate occasions. The feelings that encompassed me on those three different occasions were again what I can only describe as a total depression accompanied by nearly uncontrollable desire to take my life . . ."

After Chaffin's return, his wife became pregnant. In November of 1958, she miscarried. The Chaffins' doctor informed them that in all likelihood the fetus had been deformed. "I do not know at this time if this was attributable to LSD which I was administered at Edgewood, Maryland, or not. We do not at this time know if various other problems which have arisen in one of my children are directly attributable to LSD or not. Conversely, we do not at this time know that there is no relation
.*

"After the ingestion of the substance in July of 1958," Chaffin said,  "my personality and behavior began to hange [emphasis added]. After seven years of marriage, I was certainly not an individual that tended to depression.

However, after the ingestion of LSD, I have undergone, as I mentioned earlier, several occasions of the same total and extreme depression that occurred when I was given the LSD initially. Additionally, my wife has related to me one incident that occurred and which I have no recollection of whatsoever. This incident involved my actually taking a gun and attempting to leave our home for the purpose of

taking my own life."

Then Chaffin told the Joint Committee, "I would like to state for the record that I believe that the United States Air Force was always extremely fair to me in my military career. I enjoyed my military career and consider myself to be a loyal member of the United States Air Force, retired.

I must also state that the trauma that I have undergone as a result of being surreptitiously administered this drug is something I consider to be totally out of keeping with my concept of the service. I can only hope that the Committee

will take every means available to make sure that the other individuals who were administered LSD receive notification and help."

Army records show that William Chaffin was given a drug known only as EA1729. On August 5, 1975, after the Olson disclosure, Chaffin wrote a letter to the army stating that he thought he might have been given LSD. He requested the medical follow-up the army had promised. Michael V. Johnston of the Army Surgeon General's office responded to his letter. "In checking our records," Johnston wrote, "we find that you did receive LSD in the army research program. Medical consultants in the Office of the Surgeon General are now making plans for a follow-up study of persons who took LSD. You will be contacted within the next few months and invited to be examined . . ."

Chaffin was called in for a physical subsequently but he feels the examination was inadequate. He has only the army's word that the drug he received was LSD. Probably it was not. LSD is not known for its abilities to induce amnesia, to cause depression, or to place a lock on the tongue. If anything, LSD could be used in interrogation to loosen the mind and the tongue.

Until that day in Edgewood, William Chaffin had always had a firm grip on reality. Either he was given one of several drugs far more powerful than LSD, and with different properties to affect the mind, or he was given LSD and put through some extreme behavior modification procedure which programmed him to remain silent, and later, after his connection with the Edgewood experiment had been severed, to wish to take his own life.




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The Carlyle Group, integrated by the Bush and bin Laden families awarded a billion dollar contract to "rebuild" Iraq:

US arms group heads for Lisbon

http://the-news.net/ The News, Portugal's English language Weekly, 4 April 2003.

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Directors of one of the world’s largest armament companies are planning on meeting in Lisbon in three weeks time. The American based Carlyle Group is heavily involved in supplying arms to the Coalition forces fighting in the Iraqi war.

It also holds a majority of shares in the Seven Up company and Federal Data Corporation, supplier of air traffic control surveillance systems to the US Federal Aviation Authority. The 12 billion dollar company has recently signed contracts with United Defence Industries to equip the Turkish and Saudi Arabian armies with aviation defence systems.

Top of the meeting’s agenda is expected to be the company’s involvement in the rebuilding of Baghdad’s infrastructure after the cessation of current hostilities. Along with several other US companies, the Carlyle Group is expected to be awarded a billion dollar contract by the US Government to help in the redevelopment of airfields and urban areas destroyed by Coalition aerial bombardments.

The Group is managed by a team of former US Government personnel including its president Frank Carlucci, former deputy director of the CIA before becoming Defence Secretary. His deputy is James Baker II, who was Secretary of State under George Bush senior. Several high profile former politicians are employed to represent the company overseas, among them John Major, former British Prime Minister, along with George Bush senior, one time CIA director before becoming US President.

The financial assets of the Saudi Binladen Corporation (SBC) are also managed by the Carlyle Group. The SBC is headed up by members of Osama bin Laden’s family, who played a principle role in helping George W. Bush win petroleum concessions from Bahrain when he was head of the Texan oil company, Harken Energy Corporation - a deal that was to make the Bush family millions of dollars. Salem, Osama bin Laden’s brother, was represented on Harken’s board of directors by his American agent, James R. Bath.

The connection between the Bush and bin Laden families can also be traced to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in the 1990s. Members of the Anglo Pakistani bank’s board of directors included Richard Helms and William Casey, business partners of George Bush senior and former CIA agents. During their time at BCCI both Helms and Casey worked alongside fellow director, Adnan Khasshoggi, who also represented the bin Laden family’s interests in the US.

The Portugal News has been told by a reliable source that the Carlyle Group meeting in Lisbon will discuss the relationship between the Saudi Binladen Corporation (SBC) and Osama bin Laden. Many US officials claim that the SBC continues to finance his political activities, and has done so for many years. If true, this would place George Bush senior and his colleagues at the Carlyle Group in an embarrassing position. As managers of SBC’s financial investments they might well be accused of indirectly aiding and abetting the United States’ number one enemy.


Chapter Seven

THE MKULTRANS


A CIA memo to the Director of Central Intelligence dated July 14,1952, cited a successful application of narcohypnotic interrogation undertaken by a team of representatives from the CIA. This memo revealed that by that date

two successful interrogations had already been conducted using drugs and hypnosis. The subjects were Russian agents suspected of being double agents. The cover was called "psychiatric-medical" (they were admitted to a hospital).

The control methods were by narcosis, by hypnosis, and by a combination of both. The subjects were regressed by hypnosis and made to relive past experiences. When the interrogation was completed posthypnotic suggestion succeeded in giving the subjects amnesia of the actual interrogations.

The interrogations were regarded by the CIA as being very successful.

"In each case," the CIA memo read, "a psychiatric- medical cover was used to bring the ARTICHOKE techniques into action. In the first case, light dosages of drugs

coupled with hypnosis were used to induce a complete hypnotic trance. This trance was held for approximately one hour and forty minutes of interrogation with a subsequent total amnesia produced by posthypnotic suggestion. In the second case (an individual of much higher intelligence than the first), a deep hypnotic trance was reached after light medication. This was followed by an interrogation lasting for well over an hour. However, a partial amnesia only was obtained at this time, although a total amnesia was obtained for a major part of the test. Since further interrogation was desired, a second test was made on this individual in which the ARTICHOKE technique of using a straight medication was employed. On this test, highly successful results were obtained in that a full interrogation lasting two hours and fifteen minutes was produced, part of which included a remarkable regression. During this regression, the subject actually 'relived' certain past activities of his life, some dating back fifteen years while, in addition, the subject totally accepted Mr. (deleted) [the case officer and interpreter at this time] as an old, trusted, and beloved personal friend whom the subject had known in years past in Georgia, USSR. Total amnesia was apparently achieved for the entire second test on this case."

The memo revealed that sodium pentothal and the stimulant desoxyn were the drugs used to aid the hypnotictrance. The memo continued: "For a matter of record, the

case officers involved in both cases expressed themselves to the effect that the ARTICHOKE operations were entirely successful and team members felt that the tests demonstrated conclusively the effectiveness of the combined chemical-hypnotic technique in such cases. In both cases, the subjects talked clearly and at great length and furnished information which the case officers considered extremely

valuable."

According to Agency Inspector General Chamberlain, "There is reference in papers in the records held by the Office of Security, of something referred to as an ARTICHOKE Team travelling overseas in 1954, with indications of operational applications to individuals representing a Communist Bloc country. There is no record of the operation or its results."

A summary of a conference on July 15, 1953, offered a clue to other kinds of operations conducted under ARTICHOKE. The report, addressed to the Chief of Security, CIA, said, "Mr. (deleted) then discussed the situation of a former Agency official who had become a chronic alcoholic and who, at the present time, was undergoing operative treatment in (deleted) for a possible brain tumor. This

individual had called the Agency prior to the operation and warned that when given certain types of anesthetics (sodium pentothal), previously he had been known

To talk co-herently. The matter was taken care of by placing a representative in the operating room and by bringing the various personnel participating in the operation under the Secrecy Agreement. Mr. (deleted) stated that the subject did talk

extensively under the influence of sodium pentothal and revealed internal problems of the Agency. Dr. (deleted) added that he was acquainted with the details in the case.

"(Deleted) then commented that this type of thing had been a source of great concern to himself and others in the operations work and stated that he hoped that the ARTICHOKE efforts to produce some method that would perhaps guarantee amnesia on the part of those knowing of Agency operations in vital spots would be successful. He stated that some individuals in the Agency had to know tremendous amounts of information and if any way could be found to produce amnesias for this type of information—for instance, after the individual had left the Agency—it would be a remarkable thing. Mr. (deleted) stated the need for amnesia was particularly great in operations work. Mr. (deleted) and Mr. (deleted) both explained that work was continually being done in an effort to produce controlled amnesia by various means.

"Mr. (deleted) called attention to the fact that at the

preceding conference, Colonel (deleted) had advanced the idea of testing new methods, new chemicals, and new techniques (and combinations thereof) on certain carefully selected employees of the Agency, probably individuals in the

training groups . . ."

One of the documents John Marks obtained was dated July 30, 1956. Under the heading "Schizophrenic Agent" the memo stated that bulbocapnine, an alkaloid, could

cause catatonia or stupor from its affects on the central nervous system and the cerebral cortex. The report stated: "We desire to have certain psycho-chemical properties tested on man, using the bulbocapnine which we were fortunate to obtain from (deleted), a sample being enclosed herewith. More bulbocapnine is available if needed."

Along with the sample was the request that subjects be tested for "loss of speech, loss of sensitivity to pain, loss of memory, and loss of will power."

Another memo in 1956 authorized psychiatrists in universities and state penitentiaries (the names were deleted) to test these drugs on unwitting subjects.

An even earlier memo said "it was essential to find an area where large numbers of bodies would be used for research and experimentation. Dr. (deleted) stated that in

connection with the testing of drugs, he was quite certain a number of psychiatrists all over the United States would be willing to test new drugs, especially drugs that affect the mind ..."

ARTICHOKE evolved to become Project MKULTRA which, according to CIA documents, was "an umbrella project for funding sensitive projects . . . approved by Allen Dulles on April 3, 1953. Cryptonym MKDELTA covered . . . policy and procedure for use of biochemicals in clandestine operations . . ."

Besides drugs, MKDELTA and MKULTRA experimented with radiation, electroshock, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, harassment substances, and what were called "paramilitary devices and materials."

Contacts were made with individuals at prominent hospitals and drug "safe houses" under Bureau of Drug Abuse control. Through the Bureau of Narcotic and Dangerous

Drugs (BNDD) and federal institutions such as prisons, drugs could be administered to unsuspecting individuals.

One hundred thirty-nine different drugs, including various amnesia potions, were first tested under laboratory conditions (see Appendix B). Then, beginning in 1955, the

most promising drugs were given to unwitting subjects "in normal social situations" through the informal arrangement made between the CIA and the BNDD. The CIA Inspector General's report indicates that this part of the mind-control

program was terminated in 1963, but that a project to test various drugs "in an inquiry into improvement of learning ability and memory retention" did continue until 1972.

Document 32 in the MKULTRA file, sheds a more direct light on the CIA's involvement in mind-control research. The "Memorandum for the Record" was written by an unidentified intelligence officer. It is reproduced below in its entirety.

17 January 1975

MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD SUBJECT: MKULTRA

1. The following represents the best of my unaided recollection regarding the MKULTRA program. I was first briefed on it in 1962. At that time it was in the

process of a significant decrease in activity and funding. As Chief, Defense and Espionage (C/D&E), I continued to decrease funds significantly each year until the program was phased out in the late 1960s.

2. MKULTRA was a group of projects most of which dealt with drug or counter-drug research and development. The Director Central Intelligence (DCI) and the Deputy Director of Plans (DDP) were kept informed on the program via annual briefings by Chief Technical Services Division (C/TSD) or his Deputy.

Most of the research and development was externally contracted and dealt with various materials which were purported to have characteristics appealing for their

covert or clandestine administration under operational conditions. The objectives were behavioral control, behavior anomaly production and counter-measures for

opposition application of similar substances. Work was performed at U.S. industrial, academic, and governmental research facilities. Funding was often through

cut-out arrangements. Testing was usually done at such time as laboratory work was successfully completed and was often carried out at such facilities as the (deleted) and the (deleted). In all cases that I am aware of, testing was done using volunteer inmates

who were witting of the nature of the test program but not the ultimate sponsoring organization.

3.As the Soviet drug use scare (and the amount of significant progress in the MKULTRA program) decreased, the program activities were curtailed significantly as budgetary pressure and alternate priorities dictated.

4. Over my stated objections the MKULTRA files were destroyed by order of the DCI (Mr. Helms) shortly before his departure from office CI OFFICER By Authority of 102702

As for the unidentified intelligence officer's claim that the experiments "in all cases that I am aware of were performed on "volunteer" and "witting" subjects, one can only suggest that this man may not have had the "need to know" about the unwitting subjects. Records of court proceedings indicate that many "guinea pigs" in federal institutions were not fully informed of the long-range consequences of drug-enhanced behavior modification.

One such experiment on human "guinea pigs," conducted at the California Medical Facility at Vacaville, involved the use of the drug anectine, a strong muscle relaxant which leaves the victim totally without involuntary muscle control. The body lets loose its waste, breathing stops, and without proper attendance, death can result.

Whether or not the subject dies, he experiences the feeling that he is dying. According to chief Vacaville psychiatrist Dr. Arthur Nugent, anectine induces "sensations of suffocation and drowning. The subject experiences feelings of deep horror and terror, as though he were on the brink of death."

While in this condition a self-styled therapist scolds him for his misdeeds and tells him to reform or expect more of the same. Dr. Nugent told the San Francisco Chronicle, "even the toughest inmates have come to fear and hate the drug.

I don't blame them, I wouldn't have one treatment myself for the world."

Writing about the anectine therapy program, Jessica Mitford noted that of those given the drug, nearly all could be characterized as angry young men. "Yet some seem to

have been made even angrier by the experience, for the researchers said that of sixty-four prisoners in the program, nine persons not only did not decrease, but actually exhibited an increase in their overall number of disciplinary in-

fractions."

Experimentation with drugs and behavior modification became so widespread in prisons and mental institutions that in the middle and late 1960s court dockets became

crowded with lawsuits filed on behalf of the "human guinea pigs" who were victims of such research. By 1971 the number of lawsuits had reached such proportions that the Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights began an investigation. Three years later, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, chaired by Senator Sam Ervin, released a report entitled "Individual Rights and the Federal Role in Behavior Modification." It was largely ignored by the press, yet it revealed some interesting information.

Two years before the CIA and its subcontractors owned up to their mind dabbling, a large number of behavior modification projects were already underway. The report disclosed that thirteen projects were run by the Defense Department; the Department of Labor had conducted "several experiments"; the National Science Foundation conducted "a substantial amount of research dealing with understand- ing human behavior"; even the Veterans' Administration participated in psychosurgery experiments, which, in many cases, were nothing more than an advanced form of lobotomy.



FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

THE BUSH FAMILY

 

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Bush Family - Slavery and sex slaves.

George W. Bush's great-great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Walker, was a slave trader.


"There could not possibly have been a more inhuman monster than this Walker. 

"Many a poor seaman has been brought by him to an untimely end."

In 1797, his own crew mutinied, shot him dead and threw him overboard.

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Brice Taylor, in her book, writes that George H W Bush was a child abuser.

Brice says that her daughter Kelly was abused by George H W Bush.

Brice writes:

"Over the years, Kelly was closely tied into the trauma I received.

"Repeatedly she was tortured and traumatized in front of me in an effort to keep me in line.

"Her torture fragmented her psyche in order to create multiple personalities within her, so she could follow in my footsteps for later use as a 'presidential model' ...

"George Bush, was/is a pedophile and Kelly was created to be, as I later found out from a renegade CIA operative, what was called a 'Bush Baby.'"





Cathy O'Brien describes how she and her daughter were hunted like animals - by George Bush - on Bob Hope's Jordan Ranch.

What about some other presidents?

"From an early age, Brice Taylor was prostituted as a mind controlled sex slave to Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and then Governor Ronald Reagan."

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OPERATION MIND CONTROL
by Walter Bowat

Walter Bowart was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1939. He was awarded a McMahon journal-ism scholarship to the University of Oklahoma and has since worked as an editor, publisher and writer. His articles have appeared in many journals including The East Village Other, the underground newspaper which he founded in 1965.

Walter Bowart lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and three children.

 

From the first days of Project BLUEBIRD, and throughout all the ensuing CIA projects the goal was the same— find answers to the following questions:

"Can accurate information be obtained from willing or unwilling individuals?

"Can Agency personnel (or persons of interest to this Agency) be conditioned to prevent any unauthorized source or enemy from obtaining information from them by

any known means?

"Can we obtain control of the future activities (physical and mental) of any individual, willing or unwilling, by application of [mind-control] techniques?"

Beyond the laboratory and operational research on unwitting subjects, the CIA set up training teams which included polygraph operators, interrogation specialists, hypnotists, and others in what was a long-range, all-out effort to develop reliable mind-control and counter-mind-control techniques. In all, fifteen separate research areas were defined by the CIA planners.

Most of the drug projects came under the operating authority of the U.S. Navy. At Bethesda Naval Hospital, under the direction of a Dr. Gaefsky, the drug project that

was begun in 1947 continued until 1972. The CIA reports defined the project as one which sought to "isolate and synthesize pure drugs for use in effecting psychological entry and control of the individual"

(italics added).

Also under the navy's direction was a project headed by a Dr. Ellson at the University of Indiana called "Detection of Deception." This project was aimed at determining the

physiological changes which occur when a person is engaged in deception. Mechanical and electrical devices were developed to measure these changes.

At the University of Rochester, again under navy direction, a Dr. Wendy investigated morion sickness. The CIA report describes that study as one to determine "the effect

of drugs on the vestibular function of the ear and the development of side effects which indicate the possibility of psychological entry and control."

Besides mind-control drugs and techniques, also investigated were tools which might be effective in compromising individuals. One report stated that in spite of the intensive research, as late as 1960, "no effective knock-out pill, truth serum, aphrodisiac, or recruitment pill was known to ex-ist." Towards that goal under the auspices of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's Office, a Dr. Beecher at Harvard

University was given $150,000 to investigate "the development and application of drugs which will aid in the establishment of psychological control."

And, under air force guidance, a Dr. Hastings at the University of Minnesota was engaged to research the effects of LSD on animals. His research area, as defined by

CIA, also included the use of electric shock in interrogation, with particular emphasis placed on the detection of prior use of electric shock and the "guaranteed amnesia" it

produced.

According to the documents, the investigation of hypnosis as a mind-control tool was kept under the aegis of the CIA. Their prime research interest was the "investigation of the possibilities of hypnotic and post-hypnotic control."

While MKULTRA was the code name for the research and development period of mind control, MKDELTA was the code name for the operational phase, during which all of the techniques of mind control were applied to individuals.

What followed next was the MKULTRANS, acting out their "mindless" roles at the behest of the cryptocracy.


Published in the U.S.A. by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1978

First published in Great Britain by Fontana 1978

Copyright © Walter Bowart 1978

Copyright © in the Foreword, Richard Condon 1978

Printed in Great Britain by

William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, Glasgow

This book is dedicated to those who are obedient to authority. May they follow in the path of Daniel Ellsberg, L. Fletcher Prouty, Victor Marchetti, John Marks, and George OToole, become responsible, and break free from the chains of command.

“ I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control  with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education” …. Thomas Jefferson

“In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploring the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason,”  …… Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to USA President Jimmy Carter.

Author's Note

This book is an exercise in citizens' intelligence. The author and the majority of those who've contributed to it are private citizens working on their own in a synergistic effort, without major funding or corporate support, without government privilege or "need to know," other than that need cited by Jefferson—the need for informed discretion in a democracy. Without the help of these many people, who,

like the author, were motivated by shock and outrage that citizens have been so victimized by their own government, this book would not have been undertaken.

Thanks first to the victims of mind control who had the courage to come forward and tell their stories. 

A number of professional people gave valuable technical assistance and patient explanations. My thanks to Harry Arons, Robert Brauers, Dr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Cohen, Dr. Remo Dicenso, Betty Dumaine, Dr. Milton E. Erickson, Morris Ernst, Bernard Fensterwald, George Griffin, Col. Laird Guttersen, Dr. Paul Henshaw, Edward Hunter, Hon. Louis K. Lefkowitz, John MacDonald, V. R. Sanchez, Alan W. Sheftin, Dr. Edgar Schein, Mrs. E. D. Yeomans, and Col. Joseph H. Ziglinski.

I received a great deal of assistance from a number of researchers and writers around the world. Thanks to Chip Berlet, Nancy Bressler, Jeff Cohen, Loren Coleman, Richard Crowe, William Grimstad, Paul Hoch, L. Ron Hubbard, Larry Lee, Charles Maierson, John Marks, David McQueen, Sandra Meiersdorff, Janet Michaud, Beverly Ogden, George OToole, Richard Popkin, Jeff Quiros, William Stevenson, Scoop Sweeny, Harold Weisberg, David Williams, and Peter Watson.

Other valuable assistance was given by the following institutions and organizations: The Rare Books and Special Collections Division of Princeton University Library, Brain Mind Bulletin, Zodiac News Service, Freedom News Service, Pacific News Service, The Fifth Estate, Network Against Psychiatric Assault, The Assassination Information Bureau, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Sanity Now, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Center for National Security Studies, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and the National Technical Information Service.

My understanding of the intelligence community was molded by exchanges with a number of intelligence and military people. They shall remain nameless. Special overt

thanks to Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, Michael Kradz and Alan Bell of Dektor Counterintelligence and Security, and Carl F. Boode of Desert Security. Tom Miller gave me much of his time and expertise, as Director of Research and citizens' counter-intelligence agent extraordinaire. He gave me research and editorial assistance and encouragement. Above and beyond the call he patiently listened to the vent of all my frustrations over a period of years. His interest in the subject never waned, and research for his own book

The Assassination Please Almanac (1977, Contemporary Books) uncovered leads

for this one. Kudos to Dr. Robert M. Thomson, Johanna Moore G., Martha Sowerwine, my mother Fenna, and my wife Peggy for their patience and support.

I owe a special debt of gratitude to Richard Condon, who gave me early encouragement and offered his valued commentary. And to my editors Wendy Broad and Cynthia Vartan who burned midnight oil to polish this manuscript.

Last and foremost I am indebted to my Enid High School journalism teacher, Miss Ruth Scott, who, twenty years ago, started me on the path of citizens' intelligence.

—Walter Bowart July 7, 1977 Tucson, Arizona

Contents

Foreword by Richard Condon 13

Chapter 1 The Cryptorian Candidate 19

Chapter 2 Only One Mind for My Country 27

Chapter 3 The Mind Laundry Myth 43

Chapter 4 Without Knowledge or Consent 59

Chapter 5 Pain-Drug Hypnosis 75

Chapter 6 The Guinea Pig Army 87

Chapter 7 The MKULTRANS 99

Chapter 8 The Mata Hari of Mind Control 115

Chapter 9 The Slaves Who Buried the Pharaoh .. 131

Chapter 10 Brave New World in a Skinner Box .. 151

Chapter 11 A School for Assassins 161

Chapter 12 The Four Faces of a Zombie 171

Chapter 13 The Lone Nuts 183

Chapter 14 The Ignored Confessions 197

Chapter 15 Another Hypno-Patsy?.... 205

Chapter 16 Confession by Automatic Writing 215

Chapter 17 The Patriotic Assassin 233

Chapter 18 Deep Probe 249

Chapter 19 From Bionic Woman to Stimulated Cat 261

Chapter 20 The Engines of Security 275

Appendix A Memorandum from Richard Helms to

J. Lee Rankin, Warren Commission

Document 1131 285

Appendix B List of Drugs Tested by the CIA 289

Notes 293

Bibliography 297

Index 311

Foreword

The father of Grock the clown, having had his legs broken in eight places by

His father for professional reasons, broke Grock's legs in eight places to be certain that the child would grow up walking grotesquely so as to ensure his eminence as a clown. The act brought much pain and indignity forever but, Grock's father reasoned, was there not a wholly justifiable element involved? Was not the clowning tradition immortally enhanced by those unnatural legs?

As demonstrated inescapably by Walter Bowart in this book, our Father who art in the American secret police has endowed hundreds of scientists at American universities to unravel methods for fracturing American minds. That this research in so many great halls of learning has exceeded a cost of untold secret millions of dollars (the only yardstick remaining by which we are willing to measure anything)

indicates that this Grockian entertainment being produced by our secret police is a matter of ambitious policy rather than the happenstance of cloak-and-dagger adventure.

In this book Walter Bowart has proven each step of this official, terminal, government anarchy, even though that appears to be a contradiction in terms. To alter and control human minds is the ultimate anarchy. What is offered by official apologists as a tribute to the needs of derring-do by romantic spies are acts of hatred and sadism against all people in an insane and degraded determination to extirpate conscience from society.

Walter Bowart underwent a long and expensive process to assemble the hard facts which comprise this book. Each document attesting to secret police intent had to be ferreted out of government archives by badgering persistence until, page by page, the information was released to him by his right under the Freedom of Information Act. The essence of that law seems to be that one need only write away to a federal agency for information about the general areas in which the citizen is interested. Not so. Walter Bowart needed to expend large sums of money to employ researchers in Washington and elsewhere in order to discover the precise name, number, and description of contents of each document toward which he was groping through black streams of informational darkness. Without this it would have been impossible to apply for the transfer of copies of these documents to himself for this book. He had to comb the United States for people from many walks of life who knew, vaguely remembered, or suspected that they had been under the mind control of secret police and military agencies, then had to backtrack again with information gleaned from them to labyrinthine research among thousands of federal archives.

Please keep fearfully in mind that the astonishing information published in this seminal work of investigative reporting, concerning avenues taken to decision and execution by our secret police to fracture or dissolve human minds, then to operate those minds as a small boy might operate a Yo-Yo, for purposes of counter-intelligence military "efficiency," and the destruction of democratic institutions, was drawn directly from federal records and from official laboratory archives of the highest educational purpose—as well as from the reviving memories of those who had already undergone the dehumanizing process.

The prostitution of the mind by our secret police preceded the murder of the mind. To attain the advanced techniques now available to "magnetic and attractive"political personalities, it was necessary to turn out the laboratories of science as a pimp turns out his heartless whores upon the winter streets; our hallowed educators, army and navy and air force commanders and personnel, the beloved medical profession, august and inspiring temples of the law, our esteemed statesmen, and all Americans living and dead. Each one of those groups is involved in this dismeni-bering of the mind. Taxes and the collective conscience make the urination of the secret police upon the human mind possible. "Brainwashing" per se is no news to any of us. Controlled assassins are not known to us only through fiction. Advertising assaults on behalf of poisonous mate- rials to induce us successfully to buy and consume are early on bastions of mind control.

No one—not anyone—needs theologians to answer the question: "Where does the soul live?" We know the soul lives in the mind because the soul is the mind in all of its unfathomably intricate individual conditioning. It is the mind of intent, of hope, of purpose, of achievement by the spirit beyond achievement by physical action. When

Grock's father broke his son's legs in eight places there may have been alarm, on the one hand, that a man could do such a calamitous thing to his son but, on the other, the

same people responded to Grock's genius to which those hopelessly deformed legs had contributed, and roared with laughter. That was the normal reaction when we were the audience and crazy-legs Grock was the clown. But Walter Bowart demonstrates to us in this book that we have become Grock. We are the spinning, hobbling, waddling clowns in the eyes of our vividly delineated secret police.

"Oh, no!" (Can you hear the outcry?) Oh, yes, writes Walter Bowart in this fearful record you now hold in your hands.

Apologists rush in, hired for all such occasions from everywhere, by the secret government crying out, "You are, as usual, like all of your exaggerating kind, making a mountain out of a molehill. While it may (or may not) be true that our secret police occasionally swing the sledge-hammer on little minds, it is (or is not) being done as a

patriotic act to protect our beloved people." They reel backward, hands clutching chests as the full realization seems to hit them. "My Godl Bowart

Cannot believe that our government of the people, by the people, and for the people would use such loathsome forces against citizens. If such research were done (or was not done) then it would be for purely abstract research reasons—for the expansion

of human knowledge."

Walter Bowart's book is also a freezing vision of the mutations of the aspirations of science. Scientists, educators, and their leaders, The Great Men, having stumbled

Upon the possibility of controlling the human mind, might well have withheld this knowledge from the secret police and brought it forward for all to share, would you not say? If the means are at hand actually to enter and control the mind—not through the far-off smoke signals of psychiatry and psychoanalysis—can we conceive of what might be found in terms of medical triumphs, the conquest of pain and of group hatreds, and mental energy released by unraveling the Gordian knots of mental perplexity to make one straight laser line that might then pierce the doubts and fears which beset each one of us? In terms of education light-years ahead of the educational means we presently employ, in basic and advanced learning of cultures, languages, and skills; in short, understanding each other across the face of the world, this development of Mind Control makes the invention of movable type seem like a

primordial grunt from the shadows of a rain forest lost in time.

What has been achieved by the secret police in relation to mind control is scrupulously set down in Walter Bowart's extraordinary book. The question the book puts is this: do you wish this immeasurably important technique to remain as a weapon to be used against you and your children by what Bowart calls the cryptocracy, or do you wish to use it as a universal key to unlock a thousand new

chances that your children will not be murdered in future wars?

In an epigraph to this book, Zbigniew Brzezinski measures the political probabilities of mind control use when he says, "exploiting the latest communications techniques to

manipulate emotion and control reason." Today our secret police and our military establishment have demonstrated, in Vietnam and elsewhere (examined by Bowart herein), the powers to create assassins out of our children. The expansion of these powers, which are able to turn young men and women into murderous criminals at will, goes on unchecked by the oft-called "investigative" press, by "moral" leaders at the bar, in the pulpits, in high government, and on campuses. Yet the people they call the public have long suspected that it has become government policy to control minds. If there is general information abroad on this subject, then consider that which must be at the disposal congressional investigating committees as they bugle their determination to control the powers of darkness within our secret police. Zombie is a quaint, old-fashioned folklore word but its meaning becomes obscene when our children's minds are being controlled by any one of dozens of federal secret police agencies. Have government agencies perfected methods sustained by the taxpayers to control the minds of the people who shot the Kennedys, Martin Luther King, and Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean economist and diplomat. Were the assassins programmed to forget they did it or were they programmed to do it? We may never

know for they stand bewildered, idiotically grinning for the cameras. Have the technicians developed a model Giant, Economy-Size Government Assassin which can easily be turned out by the thousands?

The murders of a few hundred humans by a few hundred other humans is commonplace enough but, for the flavor of horror and terror, of endless nightmare rampant upon a landscape of what was once American democracy, consider

this expansion of the Brzezinski epigraph which cannot be repeated often enough: "In the techtronic society the trend would seem to be toward the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within

the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities, effectively exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotion and control reason."

The threatening state of American political leadership over the last fifteen years may seem to murmur that the magnetic and attractive personalities" might rather not resist the destruction of democratic institutions by "effectively exploiting" these shocking gains into the control of minds.

It might even be wise to consider Walter Bowart's real evidence herein, then to do what we can to protect ourselves if that proud right, with the love of freedom, has not been atrophied by "the latest communications techniques."

There is an alternative.

We can all forever more be transformed into the image of Grock the clown.

Richard Condon Kilmoganny, Ireland

31 May 1977

Chapter One

THE CRYPTORIAN CANDIDATE

It may have been the biggest story since the atom bomb.

The headline, however, was small and ignored the larger issue. "Drug Tests by CIA Held More Extensive Than Reported in '75," said the New York Times on July 16, 1977.

What it should have said is "U.S. Develops Invisible Weapons to Enslave Mankind."

The testing of drugs by the CIA was just a part of the United States government's top-secret mind-control project, a project which had spanned thirty-five years and had

involved tens of thousands of individuals. It involved techniques of hypnosis, narco-hypnosis, electronic brain stimu-lation, behavioral effects of ultrasonic, microwave, and low-frequency sound, aversive and other behavior modifi-

cation therapies. In fact, there was virtually no aspect of human behavioral control that was not explored in their search for the means to control the memory and will of

both individuals and whole masses of people.

The CIA succeeded in developing a whole range of psycho-weapons to expand its already ominous psychological warfare arsenal. With these capabilities, it was now possible to wage a new kind of war—a war which would take place invisibly, upon the battlefield of the human mind.

"Literature always anticipates life," Oscar Wilde said. "It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose." By Wilde's definition, then, Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate is literature.

Condon published his tour de force in 1958. It was the story of an American Army sergeant who was captured by the enemy during the Korean conflict and, in an improbable nine days, was hypno-programmed to murder on cue.

The sergeant returned to the United States and was posthypnotically triggered to kill by the sight of the queen of diamonds in a deck of cards. The sergeant automatically

killed several people, among them a candidate for President of the United States. After he killed, his memory of the event was forever sealed by amnesia.

At the time The Manchurian Candidate was published, few people in the world, Richard Condon included, knew that total control of the mind was possible. Condon was writing fiction; he had merely read up on popular Pavlovian conditioning manuals and imagined the rest. He had no way of knowing then that mind control had already been the subject of eighteen years of secret research within

the clandestine agencies of the U.S. government. The tricks of mind control he described were later employed (right down to the queen of diamonds cue) by the programmers of real political assassins who developed foolproof techniques for the control of thought, memory, emotions, and behavior.

The Manchurian Candidate brought the idea of "brainwashing" to public consciousness. Brainwashing is the use of isolation, deprivation, torture, and indoctrination to break the human will. But what the book actually described was something more than brainwashing. It was mind control: a total takeover of an individual's mind by someone else. The someone else in Condon's version was a

mad Chinese psycho-scientist. Always the satirist, Condon brought the Fu Manchu myth up to date. But, ironically, the techniques he described were first perfected and used not by the Chinese or the Communists, but by the United States.

Condon's portrait of POWs during the Korean conflict went against the accepted scientific and medical opinion of the time, which held that a man could not be made to commit a criminal act against his own will or inner moral code by any known means. Although Condon's book was not completely on target about the details of GI mind control, he did accurately describe some of the motives, coercive methodology, and psychological results of real-life mind control.

The psychological techniques described in The Manchurian Candidate were to become a reality less than a decade after Condon saw his story set in type. As if Condon's fiction had been used as the blueprint, a group of hypno-programmed "zombies" were created. Some were assassins prepared to kill on cue. Others were informers, made to remember minute details under hypnosis. Couriers carried illegal messages outside the chain of command, their secrets secured behind posthypnotic blocks. Knowledge of secret information was removed from the minds of those who no longer had the "need to know"—they were given posthypnotic amnesia.

The ordinary foot soldiers who fought in the dirty, teleised Vietnam conflict were released to civilian life without debriefing. For them there was no "decompression" from the rage of war. They were released with all the reflexes of trained assassins intact.

Those who had been conditioned in the black science of the war of torture, terror, and technology were debriefed with special attention. Their memories were so completely

erased before they were turned out of the military that they returned to civilian life with only the minimum, fragmented knowledge of who they were or what they had done. The rest of their memories had been smudged or removed by drugs, hypnosis, behavior modification, conditioned reflex therapy, or some other evil wonder of mind control.

I encountered my first case of mind control in the midst of the Watergate scandal. A young man I'd known since childhood had returned from a tour of duty in the U.S. Air

Force, with amnesia, remembering nothing of his service years, except having had a good time. He subsequently learned, through intensive private psychotherapy, that he'd been hypnotized and conditioned. His mind had been unmade, then remade: his mind had been controlled.

I was completely fascinated by his story, but naturally, in 1973, I thought it was an isolated, single event. Then, quite by accident, a few months later, I overheard another man in my hometown telling what was essentially the same story: how he figured he'd been hypnotized and had his memory erased at a "debriefing" prior to his separation

from military service.

After hearing the second story I began to wonder how many more men had had their memories erased. I decided to run the following classified ad: "Researcher/writer in-

terested in contacting anyone with knowledge of the use of hypnosis by the military, including ex-servicemen who have reason to believe they were hypnotized (or drugged) while in the service and subsequently exhibited signs of amnesia or hypermnesia (improved memory). All info held in strictest confidence . . ."

I placed the ad in Soldier of Fortune (a magazine which reports on the activities of mercenaries), a number of small publications aimed at hypnotists, behaviorists, neurologists, and other professionals, and popular magazines such as

Rolling Stone.

To my amazement, I received more than a hundred replies to the ad. Many stated that they had amnesia.

Ignoring the obvious crank letters, I followed up on the others and discovered that many men were unable to say just what had caused their loss of memory. In some cases, it was obviously a result of the trauma of war—what came to be called "the post-Vietnam syndrome." So I concentrated on those who had not seen combat but who either had high security clearances or were employed at the periphery of the intelligence services.

Letter and telephone exchanges narrowed the field down to eighteen persons who fit the pattern of the first two men who had reported their amnesia to me. All eighteen had had security clearances—and could only recall isolated events from their GI experience. I narrowed the field still further to those who remembered enough to have at least some idea, however fragmentary and incomplete, of what had happened to them.

Their stories were believable, but they shed little light on how amnesia had been induced and what behavior had been controlled. To answer those deeper questions I went to the libraries, and after two years of research I was able to find enough scientific reports and government documents to tell the whole story of what I call Operation Mind Control.

Though the documented trail of mind control extends back many decades, it was not always called by that name.

The church and the state have always engaged in psychotheology and psycho-politics, the psychological manipulation of belief, opinion, and actions for political and/or religious ends. But the complete control of the human mind was only managed in the late 1940s. Therefore, my research is concentrated on the period from 1938 to the present, the period during which I found there was an effort made by the agencies of the U.S. government to develop sophisticated techniques of psycho-politics and mind control.

The objective of Operation Mind Control during this period has been to take human beings, both citizens of the United States and citizens of friendly and unfriendly nations, and transform them into unthinking, subconsciously programmed "zombies," motivated without their knowledge and against their wills to perform in a variety of ways in which they would not otherwise willingly perform. This is accomplished through the use of various techniques called by various names, including brainwashing, thought reform, behavior modification, hypnosis, and conditioned reflex therapy. For the purposes of this book the term "mind control" will be used to describe these techniques generically.

* Mind control is the most terrible imaginable crime because it is committed not against the body, but against the mind and the soul. Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo expresses the attitude of the majority of psychologists in calling it "mind rape," and warns that it poses a great "danger of destruction of the spirit" which can be "compared to the threat of total physical destruction . . ."

Development of mind control was accomplished largely through the efforts of individual psychologists, psychiatrists, and chemists, working in isolated conditions under government contract. Each researcher or research team was allowed to know  only what he or she needed to know to accomplish bis or her fragment of the research or testing.

* Various meditation groups use the words "mind control" to describe meditation, contemplation, and self-hypnosis; all these are usually harmless if not beneficial practices. These techniques might more properly be called "mind

Self -control," for the individuals who use them seek control over their

Own minds and bodies to obtain desired effects. The mind control examined in this book is the control of one individual's mind by another.

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SPECIAL REPORT: AFTERMATH OF TERROR

Bin Laden Family Could Profit From a

Jump In Defense Spending Due to Ties to U.S. Bank

By 

Daniel Golden, James Bandler and 

Marcus WalkerStaff Reporters of The Wall Street Journal

Updated Sept. 27, 2001 12:01 a.m. ET

If the U.S. boosts defense spending in its quest to stop Osama bin Laden's alleged terrorist activities, there may be one unexpected beneficiary: Mr. bin Laden's family.

Among its far-flung business interests, the well-heeled Saudi Arabian clan -- which says it is estranged from Osama -- is an investor in a fund established by Carlyle Group, a well-connected Washington merchant bank specializing in buyouts of defense and aerospace companies.

Through this investment and its ties to Saudi royalty, the bin Laden family has become acquainted with some of the biggest names in the Republican Party. In recent years, former President Bush, ex-Secretary of State James Baker and ex-Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci have made the pilgrimage to the bin Laden family's headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Bush makes speeches on behalf of Carlyle Group and is senior adviser to its Asian Partners fund, while Mr. Baker is its senior counselor. Mr. Carlucci is the group's chairman.

Osama is one of more than 50 children of Mohammed bin Laden, who built the family's $5 billion business, Saudi Binladin Group, largely with construction contracts from the Saudi government. Osama worked briefly in the business and is believed to have inherited as much as $50 million from his father in cash and stock, although he doesn't have access to the shares, a family spokesman says. Because his Saudi citizenship was revoked in 1994, Mr. bin Laden is ineligible to own assets in the kingdom, the spokesman added.

The bin Laden family has long disavowed Osama, and has cooperated fully with several federal investigations into his activities. The family business, headed by Osama's half-brother Bakr, epitomizes the U.S.-Saudi alliance that the suspected terrorist often rails against. After the 1996 truck bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, that killed 19 U.S. servicemen, Saudi Binladin Group built military barracks and airfields for U.S. troops.

But the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued subpoenas to banks used by the bin Laden family seeking records of family dealings, a person familiar with the matter said. This person said the subpoenas weren't an indication the FBI had found any suspicious behavior by the family. A family spokesman said he had no knowledge of the subpoenas but that the family welcomes them and has nothing to hide.

People familiar with the family's finances say the bin Ladens do much of their banking with National Commercial Bank in Saudi Arabia and with the London branch of Deutsche BankAG . They also use Citigroup Inc. and ABN Amro , the people said.

"If there were ever any company closely connected to the U.S. and its presence in Saudi Arabia, it's the Saudi Binladin Group," says Charles Freeman, president of the Middle East Policy Council, a Washington nonprofit concern that receives tens of thousands of dollars a year from the bin Laden family. "They're the establishment that Osama's trying to overthrow."

Mr. Freeman, who served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, says he has spoken to two of Osama's brothers since hijacked airplanes rammed the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11. They told him, he says, that the FBI has been "remarkably sensitive, tactful and protective" of the family during the current crisis, recognizing its longstanding friendship with the U.S.

A Carlyle executive said the bin Laden family committed $2 million through a London investment arm in 1995 in Carlyle Partners II Fund, which raised $1.3 billion overall. The fund has purchased several aerospace companies among 29 deals. So far, the family has received $1.3 million back in completed investments and should ultimately realize a 40% annualized rate of return, the Carlyle executive said.

But a foreign financier with ties to the bin Laden family says the family's overall investment with Carlyle is considerably larger. He called the $2 million merely an initial contribution. "It's like plowing a field," this person said. "You seed it once. You plow it, and then you reseed it again."

The Carlyle executive added that he would think twice before accepting any future investments by the bin Ladens. "The situation's changed now," he said. "I don't want to spend my life talking to reporters."

A U.S. inquiry into bin Laden family business dealings could brush against some big names associated with the U.S. government. Former President Bush said through his chief of staff, Jean Becker, that he recalled only one meeting with the bin Laden family, which took place in November1998. Ms. Becker confirmed that there was a second meeting in January 2000, after being read the ex-president's subsequent thank-you note. "President Bush does not have a relationship with the bin Laden family," says Ms. Becker. "He's met them twice."

Mr. Baker visited the bin Laden family in both 1998 and 1999, according to people close to the family. In the second trip, he travelled on a family plane. Mr. Baker declined comment, as did Mr. Carlucci, a past chairman of Nortel Networks Corp., which has partnered with Saudi Binladin Group on telecommunications ventures.

Former President Carter met with 10 of Osama's brothers early in 2000 on a fund-raising trip for the Carter Center in Atlanta. According to John Hardman, executive director of the center, the brothers told Mr. Carter that Osama was completely removed from the family. After Mr. Carter and his wife followed up with breakfast with Bakr bin Laden in New York in September 2000, the bin Laden family gave $200,000 to the center. "We don't have any reason to think there's a connection" between Osama and the rest of the family, Mr. Hardman says.

During the past several years, the family's close ties to the Saudi royal family prompted executives and staff from closely held New York publisher Forbes Inc. to make two trips to the family headquarters, according to Forbes Chairman Caspar Weinberger, a former U.S. secretary of defense in the Reagan administration. "We would call on them to get their view of the country and what would be of interest to investors."

Mr. Weinberger said no trips to Saudi Arabia were planned. "If we went," he said, "we may or may not call upon them. I don't think the sins of the son should be visited on the father or the brother and the cousins and the aunts."

There is no indication President George W. Bush has met any of the bin Ladens, but he was indirectly linked to one of them two decades ago. His longtime friend James W. Bath, who met Mr. Bush when they were both pilots in the Air National Guard, acted as a Texas business representative for Osama's older brother, Salem bin Laden, from 1976 to 1988, when Salem died in a plane crash. Mr. Bath brought real-estate acquisitions and other deals to Salem bin Laden, an ebullient man who headed the family construction business. Mr. Bath generally received a 5% interest as his fee, and was sometimes listed as a trustee in related corporate documents. Mr. Bath acknowledged that during the same period he invested $50,000 in two funds controlled by Mr. Bush but said that stake was unrelated to his dealings with Mr. bin Laden.

Among the properties that Salem bin Laden bought on Mr. Bath's recommendation was the Houston Gulf Airport, a lightly used airfield in League City, Texas, 25 miles east of Houston. But Mr. bin Laden's hope that it would develop a major overflow airport for Houston never materialized, in part due to concern over wetlands. Ever since his death, his estate has sought to sell the airfield -- without success. Today, it is still on the market.

Write to Daniel Golden at dan.golden@wsj.com, James Bandler at james.bandler@wsj.comand Marcus Walker at marcus.walker@wsj.com


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Octafish

James R Bath Links Bush and BFEE to House of Bin Laden (PROOF)

Edited on Mon Mar-07-05 06:21 PM by Octafish

Back when George W was defendin' Texas from the Air Force of North Vietnam, he met a man by the name of James R Bath. They both were drummed off the flight line for failing to take physical exams -- coincidently, I'm sure, right about the same time the government starting testing pilots for illegal drugs. 

Here's the document:

Here's the document James R Bath signed to be the official US business agent of the bin Laden family. Neet, huh?


Here's the document James R Bath signed to be the official US business agent of the bin Laden family. Neet, huh?

Here's a great, fair-and-balanced in the best sense of the phrase, article:

Mystery man

Why the White House deleted the name of Bush pal and Saudi go-between James Bath from the president's military records is a tantalizing but unanswered question.

By Craig Unger

April 27, 2004 | Last month, before the 9/11 commission began its public hearings and Iraq exploded in renewed warfare, the White House tried to quell a gathering storm regarding President Bush's military service, releasing hundreds of documents about Bush's tenure in the Texas Air National Guard some 30 years ago. A close examination of the documents reveals that they not only fail to answer lingering questions about Bush's service but prompt a crucial new area of inquiry that could play a role in the presidential campaign -- a long and lucrative, but low-profile, relationship between Saudis and the Bush family that goes back 30 years. 

The document that raises that question is dated Sept. 29, 1972, and notes that 1st Lt. George W. Bush was suspended from flying because of his "failure to accomplishannual medical examination." Since he had just received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of training as a jet fighter pilot, the fact that Bush let his medical certification lapse raises a troubling matter. Why did he allow himself to become ineligible to fly when he still had two years of service left? Given that random drug testing by the military had just started, some have suggested that Bush had not yet given up his partying ways and may have begged off because he had a substance abuse problem. 

The records released by the White House last month fail to answer that question, but they do add one compelling fact to the story -- namely, that Bush was not the only man in his unit to be suspended for failing to take the physical, and that someone else at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston was suspended for exactly the same reason at almost the same time. However, in the documents, the second man's name was inexplicably redacted -- raising new questions. 

Throughout the reams of documents released by the administration, standard practice was to allow each National Guardsman's name to be printed in full. Why did the White House make an exception in this case? Why would the Bush administration want to make sure this name in particular did not make it into the public eye? 

The White House declined to answer these questions. However, the same document that was redacted by the White House had been the subject of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Marty Heldt, who was investigating the story before the 2000 presidential election. In the same document that the White House selectively censored for release to the public, the name of the man who was also suspended with Bush is clearly printed. His name: James R. Bath. 



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http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/04/27/james_bath /

Anyone seen Mr. Bath lately? Hope his health is holding up, seeing what happens to those who know too much about the BFEE and all.

EDIT: Sexed up title (PROOF)!

DeepModem Mom

1.  I think Bath is okay, as he seems to have disappeared himself..

and has disclosed nothing. God knows what the man could tell, if he chose to talk.

Octafish 

2.  If we had an honest government, Bath'd be in a Witness Protection program.

Drugs, money-laundering, the Caymans...What's not to like?

Connecting the Dots: Bush...Bath...bin Laden.
EXCERPT...

However, Bill White also told Jonathan Beaty that Bath had been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) while the two were partners, adding "the DEA suspected Bath was using his planes to fly currency to the Cayman Islands, although they didn't know why, since drugs didn't seem to be involved." Curiously, the probe ended. 

Media interest may increase now, however, as Federal Reserve financial records are likely to be subpoenaed by Ron Motley and the 9/11victim families, detailing the inordinate amount of currency that passed through Mahfouz's small Houston, Texas bank -- and the curiously indulgent investigation of Bath and the Federal Reserve by the DEA. 

Even to the uninitiated, the Caymans are synonymous with corruption and circumvention of the law. Thus it will fall to court depositions, subpoenas, and political pressure from 9/11 victim families to question why stacks of U.S. currency from the Federal Reserve Bank were flown into the Caymans by Saudi-backed representatives like James Bath -- friend to the President`s son -- let alone where the cash went, whether is was looted from the U.S. Treasury via Federal Reserve fiscal maneuverings, and to what extent the practice continues -- given current world terrorism. 

Evidence points toward such "tax havens" as financial conduits for September 11 terrorism -- not just money-laundering refuges for current corporate wrongdoing, drug lords, organized crime, and those seeking to avoid a voracious U.S. tax system. 

Michigan Senator Carl Levin's February, 2001 Minority Banking Report calls correspondent banking the "gateway to money laundering," a financial technique wherein illicit money is moved from bank to bank with no questions asked, thereby cleansing funds prior to being used for legitimate purposes. 

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Alfredo

3.  I think he is living in Kuwait

or Saudi Arabia.

seemslikeadream 

4.  A BATH ALWAYS COMES IN HANDY

Does George W. Bush Have Something To Hide?
Mahfouz’s past also includes business dealings with George W. Bush, having invested $50,000 in the younger Bush’s first company, Arbusto Energy, through his U.S. representative James R. Bath, an aircraft broker and friend of Mr. Bush from their days together in the Texas Air National Guard. (Wall Street Journal (WSJ), “Vetting the Frontrunners: From Oil to Baseball to the Governor’s Mansion,” 9-28-1999) 

Legal papers regarding Bath's contested divorce listed one of his assets as a $50,000 investment in Arbusto Oil -- Bush's first company. Moreover, Bath's business partner said he had no substantial money of his own at the time he made the Arbusto investment, implying that Bath received the money from someone else: "Most of Bath's investments....were really fronts for Mahfouz and other Saudis connected with the Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI)." (The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride Into the Secret Heart of BCCI, Random House, Beaty & Gwynne, 1993, page 229.)

Award-winning author and journalist at the Houston Chronicle and “The Economist,” Peter Brewton, consulted James R. Bath’s resume and wrote that in early summer 1976 Bath received a huge business break: 


“Bath was named a trustee for Sheikh Salem bin Laden of Saudi Arabia , a member of the family that owns the largest construction company in the Middle East. Bath’s job was to handle all of bin Laden’s North American investments and operations.” ( The Mafia, CIA, and George Bush, Shapolsky Book Pub., 1992) 
Shortly thereafter, Bath also began working for billionaire Sheikh Mahfouz, NCB banker for Saudi billionaire financier Abdullah Bakhsh. Meanwhile, George Junior’s failing Arbusto company was renamed Bush Exploration -- hoping to trade on his father‘s increasing importance; however, it was soon merged with Spectrum 7 Energy, as oil prices were collapsing. 

While hard times continued for Spectrum, in 1988 Harken Energy Corporation absorbed the company, according to WSJ. And in return for adding the famous Bush name as a corporate asset, Texas-based Harken in effect bailed out the future president’s failing fortunes with generous stock options, a salaried seat on Harken’s board of directors, low-interest loans, and other helpful perks. < Harken Energy: George W.‘s Perfect Storm, 7-15-2002 -- http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00104.htm > 

Octafish 

7.  Bush, Bath, BCCI and the Caymans

Where the loot went…

Follow the Money: The Bush-bin Laden Connection

President Bush's September 2001 address to the American people will live on in infamy. In it, Bush roused the American people to a "war on terrorism," which was to consist of rooting out the financial sources of support for terrorist activities. A global effort ensued in the following weeks. Bush then signed an executive order freezing the financial assets of several alleged charities reputed to be "fronts" for the al-Qaida network. According to a report by Christopher Byron dated 9/24/01 entitled "Terrorists, dollars and a tangled web", however, one glitch got ahead of Bush's fanaticism: following this money trail would require investigators to "probe deep into the offshore activities of America's mightiest banks and the financial affairs of many of America's leading public figures," including George W. and George H.W. Bush. It all starts with the Bank for Credit & Commerce International, now infamous as the "BCCI Scandal." The BCCI, with its main offices in London and New York, was bankrolled by Saudi Arabian money handlers. The BCCI was engaged in widespread bribery of officials in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas; its criminal activities touched nearly every country on Earth. According to Byron, the BCCI "laundered money on a global scale, intimidated witnesses and law enforcement authorities, engaged in extortion and blackmail; supplied the financing for illegal arms trafficking and global terrorism; financed and facilitated income tax evasion, smuggling and prostitution." As Byron also explains, BCCI operated via secrecy through various front organizations, and "penetrated the top-most echelons of American business, co-opting and exploiting many of the most visible and influential public figures in America."

The tentacles of BCCI began to touch George W. Bush when he sold his young, struggling oil company to Harken Energy. This, according to Byron, "set in motion a chain of events that wound up entangling Bush, briefly but awkwardly, in the affairs of not just BCCI but of the bin Laden family itself." Specifically, what is the bin Laden connection?

James Bath, one of Bush's original partners in his oil company, had contacts in the Middle East. According to Byron, Bath was named in a 1976 trust document as the business representative for Salem bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's half-brother, who was killed in a private plane crash in Texas in 1988. William White has claimed that Bath was involved in a secret conspiracy to funnel Saudi money into the U.S., and that since 1976-the year Bush Sr. became head of the CIA-Bath had worked as a CIA liaison to Saudi Arabia. White has made the claim, which Bath denies, that "Bath ran an aviation business and obtained several aircraft from the CIA."

As Byron reports, Bath did run Skyway Aircraft Leasing Ltd., an aviation business based in the Cayman Islands, which was owned by Saudi banker Khalid bin Mahfouz. In 1977, bin Mahfouz joined up with Saudi front man for BCCI, Ghaith Pharaon, and became an investor in the Main Bank of Houston, in which Bath also held a stake.

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http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/followmoney.html

FreedomAngel82

11.  So disgusting

12. Don't forget that the day 9/11 happened Bush41 and the BinLaden family were in the same room watching the event happening. Then they let the BinLaden family get away. Now Hmmmm. And for some reason Bush has been talking about him again which is very strange

Octafish

15.  Blood is thicker than water. Oil must be thicker than blood.

Otherwise someone would arrest these traitors.

SOMETHING SMELLS IN DC

Written by: Richard Shaffer 

Possibly the only private airplane flying in US air space after the 9/11 crimes against humanity, was a Saudi Arabian private jet picking up members of the bin Laden family who were scattered around the country. It flew from Los Angeles,to Orlando, to Washington, and finally to Boston. When the FAA permitted overseas flights, the jet flew to Europe. 

This raises a question. What is the relationship between the bin Laden family and the Bush family? George Bush senior has been a houseguest of the bin Ladens when he visited Saudi Arabia. Not only that, the bin Laden family was heavily invested in the Washington based Carlisle Group with huge interests in defense contracting. The names that crop up in connection with the Carlisle Group are George Bush senior, James Baker, and former British Prime Minister John Major. The chairman of the Carlisle Group is Frank Carlucci, a former Secretary of Defense, and associate of Donald Rumsfeld. There are too many connections to be overlooked. 

It is odd that the Bin Laden family should be profiting in the war that is allegedly being waged against Osama. The Bush family is reaping millions in profits through the Carlisle Group, in direct relationship to the alleged War on Terror, which has been initiated by Bush the Younger? There are some obvious conflicts of interest. 

The Unocal Pipeline, a 1,005 mile oil pipeline through Afghanistan and Pakistan. As late as August of 2001, just prior to the 9/11 crimes against humanity, the Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban, trying to establish stability that would allow American oil ventures to proceed safely. At the receiving end of the pipeline is Ken Lay and the ubiquitous Enron. At the other end is the Taliban, whom the Bush Administration had given $43 Million supposedly to eradicate opium-poppy cultivation. In the book Bin Laden: the Forbidden Truth by Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasique it is claimed that the threat "we'll either carpet you with gold or carpet you with bombs." was bantered about. If this is true, doesn't it illuminate why the US attacked Afghanistan rather than Saudi Arabia, where most of the alleged terrorists came from? The Unocal pipeline brings up more names. Halliburton, the pipeline construction firm would be a huge benefactor. Halliburton was once headed by Dick Cheney, and was also a generous contributor to the Bush-Cheney campaign. Lawrence Lindsey, a Bush economic adviser, has been an Enron consultant. Bush has appointed Zalmay Khalilzad as his special envoy to Afghanistan is a former Unocal consultant, and Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's interim leader was also a Unocal consultant. There are too many connections to be coincidental. 

CONTINUED...

http://www.wordsasweapons.com/warconnections.htm

seemslikeadream 

Edited on Mon Mar-07-05 07:03 PM by seemslikeadream

“A Multigenerational Family of Fibbers” – Fmr. Top Republican Strategist Examines the History of the Bush Family

So, what you have in here was just an enormous patchwork of lies and fake-outs and deceits, and, as this became known better by people in 1991 and ‘92, it became an enormous problem for Bush. I would say that the average American didn't know all about it, but enough people knew, and Bill Safire, that notorious left-wing columnist for The New York Times, he was so disgusted with Bush, he wrote a column saying how he couldn't endorse him and couldn't vote for him in 1992 because of this. There you have a succession of three scandals involving the first Bush president in the Middle East. 

Now we jump to a dual scandal that sort of picks up the continuity of generations. This is the Bushes, BCCI and the bin Ladens. Now, they go back. That's the thing. You wouldn't think that they do, but they do. In the 1970's, when George Sr. was the C.I.A director, part of what he did, to watch for developments in the Middle East and the oil industry, involved enlisting as a C.I.A. asset a fellow named James Bath. This is reported in a book by two Time magazine correspondents. Enlisted James Bath, who was the North American representative of two Saudi families -- the family of Khalid bin Mafus, and the bin Laden family. But this was Salem bin Laden. Nobody knew about Osama at that time. 

Then after his father was in the C.I.A., he leaves. He does his banking and has his Middle East connections, but George W., at this point, is establishing his famous first oil firm. This is Arbusto. Arbusto is Spanish for shrub. I don't think he knew at the time shrub was going to be a nickname. It was Bush, obviously. So, it turns out as they're raising money for the firm, he gets $50,000 from James Bath, the North American representative of the bin Ladens and the bin Mafuses. According to the book by the two people from Time, they're sure that Bath didn't use his own money, he used the money of his two client families in Saudi Arabia. So, that's the first connection that brings the bin Ladens into the Bush orbit. 
more
http://www.peacehost.net/PacifistNation/fibbers.htm 



In 1976, he nominated another expert in air transportation, James Bath, as his trustee. As Pete Brewton, Texas' most informed investigative journalist, put it: " Bath got a huge break. He was named as a trustee for Sheikh Salem bin Laden of Saudi Arabia, a member of the family that owns the largest construction company in the Middle East. Bath's job was to handle all of bin Laden's North America investments and operations."

Bath was an aircraft broker in Houston, a businessman involved in several private air cargo companies. Apparently, the relation with Salem bin Laden coincided with an escalation of his activities. He bought several planes from Air America, the company reputed to be an intelligence front, and in 1979, became the partner of George W. Bush. Bush's father, the future President, had only recently completed a brief stint in 1976-77, as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1979, Bath became George W. Bush's partner in an oil company called Arbusto (Spanish for "bush").

As the Progressive Review explained in 1992, "In 1979, George W. Bush begins operations of his oil firm, Arbusto Energy. He assembles several dozen investors in a limited partnership including Dorothy Bush, Lewis Lehrman, William Draper, and James Bath, a Houston aircraft broker who bought several planes from Air America, a CIA front. Bath's firm appears to be owned by Saudi investors. He also was a part-owner of a Houston's Main Bank, along with a couple of BCCI figures."

Also interesting is another Texas account of this story by Jerry Urban in the Houston Chronicle, June 4, 1992. "The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network—known as Fin CEN—and the FBI are reviewing accusations that entrepreneur James R. Bath guided money to Houston from Saudi investors who wanted to influence U.S. policy under the Reagan and Bush Administrations, sources close to the investigations say....

"According to <bath's former="" real="" estate="" business="" associate="" bill="">White, Bath told him that he had assisted the CIA in a liaison role with Saudi Arabia since 1976. Bath has previously denied having worked for the CIA.... Bath received a 5% interest in the companies that own and operate Houston Gulf Airport after purchasing it on behalf of bin Laden in 1977."

Salem bin Laden died in a 1988 plane crash. Bin Laden Aviation was immediately dissolved. The PBS Frontline web page, in its report entitled "Origins of the bin Laden Family," said that "Salem bin Laden's accidental death revived some speculation that he might have been 'eliminated' as an 'embarrassing witness.' "
http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2001/2824_kla_drugs.ht.

Karenina 

6. Kick!

Octafish 

8.  Poppy helped Jimbo earn his button.

COMMENTS OF KEVIN PHILLIPS

author of American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

March 1, 2004

EXCERPT...

The unfortunate corollary is that over forty years, the last two generations of Bushes, in particular, have developed a web of personal, business, financial and corporate ties to the ruling elites in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf. The conflict of interest is that it’s often hard to know where Bush policies end and where Bush clan personal and business connections begin.

Potentially the most important of these involves the bin Laden family, which brings me to my fourth and last point. In 1976, 28 years ago, George Bush, as CIA director, enlisted a Texas businessman, James Bath, as a CIA asset. Bath had just become the North American representative for two rich Saudi families, the bin Mahfouzes and bin Ladens. Bush Senior wanted Bath to keep him posted. After Bush Senior left the CIA, Bath helped to finance the start-up of George W. Bush’s “Arbusto” oil business, supposedly using Saudi money, partly bin-Laden’s. In the 1990s, the paths of the Bushes and bin Ladens crossed again when Bush Senior and the bin Ladens were both financially involved in the famous Carlyle Group. One of the Carlyle subsidiary companies helped to train the Saudi special police, so it may be that Osama bin Laden, the multimillionaire family black sheep who turned terrorist in the 1990s, was partly radicalized by the Saudi-Washington collusion.

We don’t know what effect these relationships had on the causes or investigations of 9/11. But one reason we don’t know is that the major national media have by and large not pursued the Bush-bin Laden family ties. The public’s right to know, once a war cry of the Washington newsroom, seems to be yesterday’s trumpet, not today’s.

SOURCE:

http://www.americandynasty.net/harvard.htm 

Thank goodness for Kevin Phillips

Octafish

19.  CBC - Conspiracy Theories.

Simple, no?

CONSPIRACY OR COINCIDENCE?

Is it a conspiracy or a coincidence? There is a long and tangled history between the Bush family and the elite of Saudi Arabia.

There are many business and connections between the Bush family and the elite of Saudi Arabia.

It begins in the 1970's in Houston, Texas, when George W. Bush was just starting out in his family's two businesses of politics and oil. The powerful - and very rich - Bin Laden family helped fund his first venture into oil. 

The cozy friendship continued for decades. After a terrorist attack at a barracks in Saudi Arabia which killed 19 Americans, the bin Laden family received a multi-billion dollar contract to re-build. And incredibly, George Bush Sr. was in a business meeting at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington on the morning of September 11th with one of Osama Bin Laden's brothers.

Below is a timeline that details the relationship between the Bin Laden and Bush families that culminates in the tragic events of September 11th. 

1968
George W. Bush joins the Texas Air National Guard, a coveted position that ensures he doesn’t have to serve in Vietnam. While a member of the Guard, Bush meets and befriends Jim Bath, a former Air Force pilot and budding entrepreneur.

CONTINUED...

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/conspiracytheories/saudi.html

seemslikeadream 

20.  White claimed Bath was involved in secret conspiracy to funnel Saudi money

Bush’s third oil firm, Harken Energy, was operated by Alan Quasha, a New York lawyer who was also a Republican Party fundraiser. Sheikh Abdullah Bahksh of Saudi Arabia, a 16 percent shareholder in Harken Energy. He was represented by a Palestinian-born Chicago investor named Talat Othman, who served with George W. Bush on the board of Harken Energy. (Beaty, Jonathan and Gwynne, The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride into the Secret Heart of BCCI, New York: Random House, 1993; Judicial Watch: Bush/Bin Laden Connection, October 6, 2001)

Mahfouz and other Saudis attempted to transfer $3 million to various Bin Laden front operations in Saudi Arabia in 1999. Saudi officials stopped Mahfouz from contributing money directly to Bin Laden. (Wayne Madsen, In These Times)

Also in 1970s, Charles W. “Bill” White, a former Annapolis graduate and United States Navy pilot, became part of the Bush-White-Bin Laden connection. Bath hired White as his partner in his real estate firm. Bush used Bath to funnel money from Osama Bin Laden’s rich father, Sheikh Bin Laden, to set up Arbusto Energy. Bath went on to make a fortune by investing money for Mahfouz and Sheikh Bin Laden. (Beaty, Jonathan and Gwynne, The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride Into the Secret Heart of BCCI, New York: Random House, 1993; Judicial Watch: Bush/Bin Laden Connection, October 6, 2001)

In sworn depositions, Bath said he represented four prominent Saudis as a trustee, one of whom was Saudi Sheik Salem Bin Laden. In return, he said, he would receive a 5 percent interest in their deals. 

Bath was named in a 1976 trust document as the business representative for Salem Bin Laden who was killed in a private plane crash in Texas in 1988. White claimed that Bath was involved in a secret conspiracy to funnel Saudi money into the United States. He claimed that since 1976, Bath had worked as a CIA liaison to Saudi Arabia. White also claimed that Bath ran an aviation business and obtained several aircraft from the CIA.,/P> 

In 1986, Bath filed 28 frivolous lawsuits against White, leading to White’s financial ruin and expulsion from Houston’s business community. White announced Bath’s relationship to the Saudis and Bush family.
http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/jphuck/Book10Ch.7.html

Octafish

21.  SLAD: Guess who tried to 'Defend' White? JOHN Smear-Boat O'NEILL!

No wonder the poor guy lost everything -- the game was fixed. Then again, that's how it always is for the BFEE. From White's CBC interview:

CBC: HE QUOTES THE NAME OF GEORGE BUSH?

Bill White: Oh absolutely. 

CBC: SENIOR OR JUNIOR? 

Bill White: Senior. He said that he would call the politically appointed Judges and I would never get due process. And that really is what motivated me to fight the fight in the courts. I couldn’t believe in the aftermath of all of us risking our lives fighting for the system that we could be denied our rights of due process under law. I just couldn’t believe that. Unfortunately I hought it was a bluff, but it turned out to be true because what he predicted is precisely what happened. I thought it was Bath who was blowing smoke so I resisted and I said: “Jim, I’m not going to sue you, I’m not going to go report these Saudi dealings to the DA’s Office. I just don’t want to be in Business with you anymore.” Then I called my Attorney and I didn’t instruct him to file a lawsuit. I said please look at our partnership agreement and find out how I can become a Businessman independent of Jim Bath. I just don’t want to be involved in all this. Well, I never 
had that luxury because Bath and the Bank that was laundering the Saudi money inundated me in lawsuits. I had four criminal chargesand I think twenty-eight civil lawsuits that were filed against me concurrently. And it just dominated my life. Fortunately I was able to get legal representation. The best lawyers in Houston took up my case on a contingency fee basis. They filed counter claims against Bath alleging Saudi influence peddling with the Bush family, although in retrospect when I read my own legal pleadings, the lawyers were very careful to remove a lot of the references to the threats and avoided using the Bin Laden, the Bin Mahfouz the Bush name. And I would ask my own lawyers, why aren’t you stating succinctly the nature of the Bath’s threat?. And they’d say: “Well Bill, you know we don’t want to make the Judges angry. We have to be very careful.” 

CBC: AND IT WASN’T THAT THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE THOSE LINKS WERE TRUE, IT WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE. THEY BELIEVED THEM ?

Bill White: They believed the links to be true. They’re afraid of backlash from the Judges. One of my many Lawyers, John O’Neill of Porter and Clements, was actually the campaign manager of one of the Republican judges who poured me out every case - Judge Lewis Moore. And when John found out that my case was assigned to Judge Moore he said: "Bill, we’ve got this case made-in-the-shade.” He said: “This guy - I’m his campaign manager. I raise funds for his reelection. No problem.” And then we’d get into the courtroom and be poured out without a trial. And John would shake his head and comment: “The Judge must have gone crazy. I can’t believe it, he’s never treated me this way.” 

CONTINUED... (on PDF, I'll see if I can find HTML somewhere on the Internets)...

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/conspiracytheories/white.pdf 

Neat huh?

seemslikeadream 

27.  Send lawyers guns and money

Octafish 

31.  Send a lot of money. Guns, too.


The future of the world is in the hands of greedy moronic psychopaths. But, you knew that. For the rest of America...


The Weapondollar-Petrodollar Coalition

EXCERPT...

The purpose in this chapter is to examine the global political economy of this process. In a nutshell, our argument is that, during the 1970s, there was a growing convergence of interests between the world's leading petroleum and armament corporations. Following rising nationalism and heightened industry competition during the 1950s and 1960s, the major international oil companies lost some of their earlier autonomy in the Middle East. At the same time, the region was penetrated by large U.S. and European-based manufacturing companies which, faced with mounting global competition in civilian markets, increased their reliance on military contracts and arms exports. The attendant politicisation of oil, together with the parallel commercialisation of arms exports, helped shape an uneasy Weapondollar-Petrodollar Coalition between these companies, making their differential profitability increasingly dependent on Middle East energy conflicts. Interestingly, when we look at the history of the region from this particular perspective, the lines separating state from capital, foreign policy from corporate strategy, and territorial conquest from differential profit, no longer seem very solid. Many conventional wisdoms are put on their head. State policies, ostensibly aimed at advancing the national interest, often appear to undermine it; company officers and government officials, moving through a perpetually revolving door, sometimes simultaneously cater to several masters; arms races are fuelled for the sake of 'stability'; and peace is avoided for being 'too expensive'. In contrast to these anomalies, the logic of differential accumulation seems remarkably robust. It helps us make sense of corporate strategies, of foreign policies and of the link between them - and all of that within the broader context of 'energy conflicts'. 

SNIP...

The convergence of oil and armament interests in the Reagan Administration was paralleled to some extent in their own corporate boardrooms, mainly through interlocking directorships which provide an informal setting for exchanging ideas and coordinating collective action. For example, during the 1980s, the chairman and chief executive officer of Standard Oil of Indiana (Swearingen) was a director of both Chase Manhattan and Lockheed; the board of directors of McDonnell Douglas included a director of Phillips Petroleum (Chetkovich) and a director of Shell Canada (McDonald); the chairman and president of United Technologies (Gray) was a director of both Exxon and Citibank; Boeing shared one director with Mobil and three with Chevron, including the latter's chairman (Keller); and the Chevron board included a director from Allied Signal (Hills), as well as the president and chief executive of Hewlett Packard (Yound) (based on Moody's Annual; Adams 1982). 

CONTINUED...

http://www.bluegreenearth.us/archive/article/2003/nitza.

Octafish

9.  'member Bill White? He got kicked out of the club

.. for asking why Jim Bath wanted his money. Gost the nerve of some people. If it were up to me, White would be in the Federal Witness Protection Program, if there were such a thing for honest people...



The Ancestor of the Iran/Contra Scandal

http://xymphora.blogspot.com / February 17, 2004 

From a CBC interview(1) with Bill White by Bob McKeown on the subject of James Bath: 

"Well if you recall back in the mid-1970's the CIA came under fire for trying to assassinate Fidel Castro, for engineering elections in Latin America and putting friendly Dictators in power. The Church and Pike committees were empanelled in Congress to bring the Agency under control. After these Intelligence committees investigated illegal CIA activities they issued a stinging report concluding that it is incompatible for the Government of a Democratic Society to engage in KGB-type activities. What Bush did as CIA Director, rather than just terminate these activities, was to privatize them. 

"He began to look for people qualified and willing to form quasi private corporations to take control of these assets and continue to do the CIA’s bidding. Because he needed a pilot to form an Aviation cutout, he turned to the obvious referral source - his Son George Jr. who was in an Air National Guard Aviation Squadron. All military pilots like myself and Bath have to hold top-secret security clearances, are clearly patriots, and have been vetted by the FBI. Knowing this (as a former Naval Aviator himself), George Bush Sr. asked Dubya: 'Do you know a guy in your Air National Guard Unit who we could bring in to operate an Air proprietary and deal with the Saudis?' George Jr. responded by recommending his drinking buddy, Jim Bath." 

And: 

". . . Bath explained to me that he had been tapped by George Senior to set up a quasi-private aircraft firm that would basically engage in CIA-sponsored activities funded by the Saudi Royal Family. He explained that the Saudis had basically entered into a quid pro quo relationship with Bush and that Bush when he was CIA Director worked with the head of Saudi Intelligence and the CIA trained the Palace Guard to protect the Saudi Royal Family who was concerned about a fundamentalist revolution. And it was at that point I think that this thing got kicked into high gear and the Saudis agreed to provide surreptitious funding to the United States to fight it's secret wars in Afghanistan and Nicaragua." 

The Saudis in Texas were Salem Bin Laden, Osama's brother, and Khalid bin Mahfouz, who were both probably acting as agents for the Saudi Royal Family (I've already (2) gone over the BUSH/HARKEN/BCCI/CIA/BIN LADEN/ENRON connections in some detail). White told the CBC: 

". . . Bath had told me that he had used Saudi money to fund George Bush Junior’s start up in the Energy business." 

CONTINUED...

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/print.asp?ID=1537 

paineinthearse 

10.  I seem to remeber all this in F-9/11 nt

FreedomAngel8

12. I think he talked about it some

as well. I'll have to watch the movie again. Also on the Information clearing house site they have the movie "The Carlyle Group" that also touches base with this

Octafish 

16.  Michael Moore did address the issue.

... raising up the document linking Bush and James R Bath. However, he let the matter drop and followed the Iraq war angle for the most part thereafter. If I was to do a follow-up picture, I'd focus on the connections between the House of Bush and the House of bin Laden. Mike Ruppert makes a good case for where the money comes from, besides petroleum...

Osama bin Laden's Bush family 
Business Connections

Alliance With Pakistan Will Stimulate Drug Trade, Bring Revenues Under U.S. Control - 
Colombian Opium Production Will Soar

The Taliban's Biggest Economic Attack on the U.S. Came in February With The Destruction 
of Its Opium Crop

by Michael C. Ruppert

<© Copyright 2001, Michael C. Ruppert and From The Wilderness Publications. All Rights Reserved. May be reprinted and distributed for non-profit purposes only>

From the September 18, issue of From The Wilderness

FTW - Money connections between Bush Republicans and Osama bin Laden go way back and the political and economic connections have remained unbroken for 20 years. And what appears to be a "new" alliance with Pakistan is merely a new manifestation of a decades-long partnership in the heroin trade.

Conveniently ignored in all of the press coverage since the tragic events of Sept. 11 is the fact that on May 17 Secretary of State Colin Powell announced a gift of $43 million to the Taliban as a purported reward for its eradication of Afghanistan's opium crop this February. That, in effect, made the U.S. the Taliban's largest financial benefactor according to syndicated columnist Robert Scheer writing in The Los Angeles times on May 22. But -- as we described in FTW's March 2001 issue -- the Taliban's destruction of that crop was apparently the single most important act of economic warfare against U.S. economic interests that the Taliban had ever committed. So why the gift? 

Critics of the Gulf War well recall how, just prior to Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, President Bush (Sr.) dispatched Ambassador April Glaspie to visit Saddam with a letter and a "wink and a nod" telling the Iraqi leader that it was OK to invade his smaller neighbor. The May gift from Uncle Sam could well have been sending the same kind of message, along with necessary funds to complete the attacks. Drugs and terrorism go hand in hand.

Until February, Afghanistan had been the world's largest producer of opium/heroin, claiming close to 70% of the world's total production. That opium, consumed largely in Western Europe and smuggled through the Balkans, was a direct source of cash deposits in Western financial institutions and markets.

CONTINUED...

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/09_18_01_bush

Oasis

13.  Kick

Octafish

17.  Black sheep of the family?Who’s the bigger black sheep?

Osama or Bush?

Osama’s at least declared himself an enemy of the United States.

The Coward of Crawford is too chicken to admit he’s a traitor.

The Bush-Saudi Connection

EXCERPT...

Jihad

SNIP...

Salem bin Laden, Osama’s brother, has conducted all his American affairs through James Bath, a Houston crony of the Bush family. Bath’s former business partner Bill White testified in court that Bath had been a liaison for the C.I.A. In 1979 Bath invested $50,000 in Arbusto, George W. Bush’s first business venture. Rumor had it that Bath was acting as Salem bin Laden’s representative. "In conflicting statements, Bush at first denied ever knowing Bath, then acknowledged his stake in Arbusto and that he was aware Bath represented Saudi interests." (4)

In addition to doing aviation business with Saudi sheiks, Bath was part owner of a Houston bank whose chief stockholder was Ghaith Pharaon, who represented the Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI), a criminal global bank with branches in 73 countries. BCCI proceeded to defraud depositors of $10 billion during the ‘80s, while providing a money laundry conduit for the Medellin drug cartel, Asia’s major heroin cartel, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and Islamist terrorist organizations worldwide. (5)

Big Three wheeler-dealer Khalid bin Mahfouz, one of the largest stockholders in the criminal bank, was indicted when the massive BCCI banking scandal blew apart in the early 1990s. The Saudi royal family placed him under house arrest after discovering that Mahfouz had used the royal bank to channel millions of dollars through fake charities into bin Laden’s organizations, but Mahfouz was not so much punished as inconvenienced. (6) Members of the Wahhabist Saudi oligarchy are driven by the sometimes conflicting emotions of power lust and religious fervor. Their support of radical Islamists follows from their ambition to dominate the Muslim world, but their fear that radical Islamists might overthrow the Saudi regime at home motivates them to fund and encourage holy warriors in countries other than their own. 

As Daniel Pipes points out, jihad (holy war) is a central tenet of Muslim belief . "According to one calculation, Muhammad himself engaged in 78 battles, of which just one (the Battle of the Ditch) was defensive. Within a century after the prophet's death in 632, Muslim armies had reached as far as India in the east and Spain in the west. " (7) Pipes traces the bloody advance of fundamentalist jihadists against their twentieth century co-religionists. "Islamists, besides adhering to the primary conception of jihad as armed warfare against infidels, have also adopted as their own Ibn Taymiya's call to target impious Muslims. This approach acquired increased salience through the 20th century as Islamist thinkers . . . promoted jihad against putatively Muslim rulers who failed to live up to or apply the laws of Islam. The revolutionaries who overthrew the Shah of Iran in 1979 and the assassins who gunned down President Anwar Sadat of Egypt two years later overtly held to this doctrine. So does Osama bin Laden."

CONTINUED…

http://www.new-enlightenment.com/BushSaud.htm 


...And they stole happily ever after

ObaMania 

14.  Move along now…

….. nothing to see here.

And if there was, watcha gonna do about it?

Octafish 

18.  Hey! Why WOULD Osama want to kill Bush, his former business partner?

It appears George W Bush, if not Condescenda Rice, had a most personal warning in July 2001 about airplanes used as missiles -- a gift idea from an old business pal Osama bin Laden. Of curse, this is the last thing Hatfield had printed...

Why would Osama bin Laden want to kill Dubya, his former business partner?

By James Hatfield 

Editor's note: In light of last week's horrific events and the Bush administration's reaction to them, we are reprising the following from the last column Jim Hatfield wrote for Online Journal prior to his tragic death on July 18:

July 3, 2001—There may be fireworks in Genoa, Italy, this month, too.

A plot by Saudi master terrorist, Osama bin Laden, to assassinate Dubya during the July 20 economic summit of world leaders, was uncovered after dozens of suspected Islamic militants linked to bin Laden's international terror network were arrested in Frankfurt, Germany, and Milan, Italy, in April.

German intelligence services have stated that bin Laden is covertly financing neo-Nazi skinhead groups throughout Europe to launch another terrorist attack at a high-profile American target—his first since the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen last October.

According to counter-terrorism experts quoted in Germany's largest newspaper, the attack on Dubya might be a James Bond-like aerial strike in the form of remote-controlled airplanes packed with plastic explosives.

Why would Osama bi Laden want to kill, Dubya, his former business partner?

CONTINUED...

http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/Hatfield-R..

UTUSN 

22.  Automatic Kick (Anything Oct/blm/CW) n/t

Octafish 

23.  Thanks, UTUSN! Hey! Didja know what Poppy did after his DCI gig?

24. Bill White (ex-partner of Jim Bath) knows:

CBC: WHEN GEORGE BUSH SENIOR WAS REPLACED AS DIRECTOR OF THE CIA, WHERE DID HE GO? 

Bill White: He came to Houston where he became affiliated with a Bank in Houston called FIB, First International Bank. And that was the bank that Bath used to deposit the Saudi money. That’s where the Bin Laden revolving line of credit was. The name changed in 1980 to InterFirst Bank from FIB but it was the same bank.

SNIP… 

CBC: SO NO COINCIDENCE AS FAR AS YOU’RE CONCERNED THAT THE SAUDI MONEY AND THE MONEY THAT BATH’S DOING BUSINESS WITH, ENDS UP AT GEORGE BUSH SENIOR’S BANK? 

White: No this is no coincidence at all. This is all arranged. It was all arranged at the time that Bush made his quid pro quo relationship with the Saudis. My understanding of it is that Bath represented the Bush interests and Bin Laden/Bin Mahfouz interchangeably represented the Saudi Royal Family interests. People who have tried to villify the Bin Laden family or the Bin Mahfouz family fail to realize that the Saudis have a very patriarchal society and that according to Bath, neither of those families sneeze without the Saudi Royals’ blessing. I mean everything they do is at the beholding at the Saudi Royal Family. As a matter of fact, Bin Mahfouz’ Bank NCB is the only Bank that was not nationalized in Saudi Arabia. All the rest of the Banks were nationalized in 1974 except National Commercial Bank (NCB) which is privately owned by Bin Mahfouz. That’s where the Saudi Royals keep all their personal money. 

SO AGAIN, THEN YOU’VE GOT BIN MAHFOUZ AND BIN LADEN TIGHTLY CONNECTED TO THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY ON ONE SIDE ? 

Right. 

GEORGE BUSH SENIOR AND HIS SON ON THE OTHER SIDE, AND IN THE MIDDLE JIM BATH ? 

Right. 

CONTINUED...(PDF of CBC interview highlights)...

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/conspiracytheories/white.pdf 

Will try to find an HTML source tomorrow.

Interesting how money seems to bring out the worst in people. What was it they said? Oh yes: "Money is the root of all evil.

UTUSN

24. Money-money-money---But HOW MUCH DO THEY WANT?!

Do they want everybody from DORO to Neil set up for life? And CHEENEE---you can buy a steak for 8 bucks, you can buy a steak for 20 bucks, you can buy a steak for 50 bucks------------how much can you EAT??????

Hey, bud-Oct-----wish we could all PAR-TAY!

Octafish 

25.  They want it ALL!

Halliburton Dick thinks he's like Emilio Largo from Thunderball, excepting the problem sneer and he's too lazy to run.

Brother UTUSN! Anytime you're in Motown, you got a home. Like my boat, the Disco Volante?

BTW: Please check out #22: John "SMEAR BOAT" O'Neill gamed White! These turds of the BFEE have been screwing good Americans over for decades: FWIK, since 22 November 1963.

Libodem

26. I wish every newspaper in the country would run this!

I can't believe the information is out there and most people don't know. The sad thing is I wonder if most of those right wingers would even care.

Octafish

37.  Me too. Those on the right, when they know the Truth, do too

Left, Right and Center are being sold down the river by the Bush Gang.

THE GW BUSH--OSAMA BIN LADIN CONNECTION

James R. Bath, friend and neighbor of George W. Bush, was used as a cash funnel from Osama bin Laden's rich father, Sheikh bin Laden, to set George W. Bush up in business, according to reputable sources from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The connection between GW Bush, the bin Laden family, and the Bank Commerce Credit International (BCCI) is well documented. The excerpts from the books and news articles are supplemented by the links at the bottom of the page to the cash flow charts of the bin Laden-backed BCCI money which was funneled into the Bush family in return for favors. Just click on the links at the bottom of the page to see the flow charts and use the back and forward keys on the screen to return to this page where you can then access the next flow chart link. 

"Bath--who made his fortune by investing money for Mahfouz and another BCCI-connected Saudi, Sheikh bin-Laden--...was an original investor in George Bush Jr.'s oil exploration company..." from The Outlaw Bank, page 229. 

"Bath provided financing to George W. Bush, the future president's eldest son, when he went into the oil business..." from False Profits, page 365. 

Bath told me he was in the CIA...he had been recruited by George Bush himself 1n 1976 when Bush was director of the agency...Bath and George, Jr. were pals and flew together in the same Air National Guard unit, and Bath lived down the street from the Bush family when George, Sr. was living in Houston...he became representative for Sheikh Khalid bin-Mafouz...one of the richest men in the world, and he was a controlling shareholder in...BCCI..." from The Outlaw Bank, page 228. 

"BCCI was charged with laundering drug money..." from False Profits, page 433. 

SOURCE:

http://www.g-vision.com/newsletter/connection.shtml 

BTW: A hearty, if belated, welcome to DU, libodem! Thanks for caring!


Libodem

26. I wish every newspaper in the country would run this!

I can't believe the information is out there and most people don't know. The sad thing is I wonder if most of those right wingers would even care.

Octafish

37.  Me too. Those on the right, when they know the Truth, do too

Left, Right and Center are being sold down the river by the Bush Gang.

THE GW BUSH--OSAMA BIN LADIN CONNECTION

James R. Bath, friend and neighbor of George W. Bush, was used as a cash funnel from Osama bin Laden's rich father, Sheikh bin Laden, to set George W. Bush up in business, according to reputable sources from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The connection between GW Bush, the bin Laden family, and the Bank Commerce Credit International (BCCI) is well documented. The excerpts from the books and news articles are supplemented by the links at the bottom of the page to the cash flow charts of the bin Laden-backed BCCI money which was funneled into the Bush family in return for favors. Just click on the links at the bottom of the page to see the flow charts and use the back and forward keys on the screen to return to this page where you can then access the next flow chart link. 

"Bath--who made his fortune by investing money for Mahfouz and another BCCI-connected Saudi, Sheikh bin-Laden--...was an original investor in George Bush Jr.'s oil exploration company..." from The Outlaw Bank, page 229. 

"Bath provided financing to George W. Bush, the future president's eldest son, when he went into the oil business..." from False Profits, page 365. 

Bath told me he was in the CIA...he had been recruited by George Bush himself 1n 1976 when Bush was director of the agency...Bath and George, Jr. were pals and flew together in the same Air National Guard unit, and Bath lived down the street from the Bush family when George, Sr. was living in Houston...he became representative for Sheikh Khalid bin-Mafouz...one of the richest men in the world, and he was a controlling shareholder in...BCCI..." from The Outlaw Bank, page 228. 

"BCCI was charged with laundering drug money..." from False Profits, page 433. 

SOURCE:

http://www.g-vision.com/newsletter/connection.shtml 

BTW: A hearty, if belated, welcome to DU, libodem! Thanks for caring!

jojo54

27.  What's the point?

None of the Dems who COULD do anything about this WON'T! They're pussies! If all this info is out there and Kerry, Clinton, ANYBODY who has any kind of brass in their pants, would truely investigate it, I would probably be surprised as HELL.

Oasis

30.Putting the truth in back into circulation is a virtue

Octafish

34.  Thanks oasis. And THAT's how we'll win.

Good ALWAYS triumphs over evil. That's just the way it is.

That's why it's useful to know stuff like how it seems someone ordered the FBI st stand down...

Has someone been sitting on the FBI?

6/11/01

GREG PALAST: 
The CIA and Saudi Arabia, the Bushes and the Bin Ladens. Did their connections cause America to turn a blind eye to terrorism? 

UNNAMED MAN: 
There is a hidden agenda at the very highest levels of our government. 

JOE TRENTO, (AUTHOR, "SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA"): 
The sad thing is that thousands of Americans had to die needlessly. 

PETER ELSNER: 
How can it be that the former President of the US and the current President of the US have business dealings with characters that need to be investigated? 

PALAST: 
In the eight weeks since the attacks, over 1,000 suspects and potential witnesses have been detained. Yet, just days after the hijackers took off from Boston aiming for the Twin Towers, a special charter flight out of the same airport whisked 11 members of Osama Bin Laden's family off to Saudi Arabia. That did not concern the White House. Their official line is that the Bin Ladens are above suspicion - apart from Osama, the black sheep, who they say hijacked the family name. That's fortunate for the Bush family and the Saudi royal household, whose links with the Bin Ladens could otherwise prove embarrassing. But Newsnight has obtained evidence that the FBI was on the trail of other members of the] Bin Laden family for links to terrorist organisations before and after September 11th. This document is marked "Secret". Case ID - 199-Eye WF 213 589. 199 is FBI code for case type. 9 would be murder. 65 would be espionage. 199 means national security. WF indicates Washington field office special agents were investigating ABL - because of it's relationship with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, WAMY - a suspected terrorist organisation. ABL is Abdullah Bin Laden, president and treasurer of WAMY. This is the sleepy Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia where almost every home displays the Stars and Stripes. On this unremarkable street, at 3411 Silver Maple Place, we located the former home of Abdullah and another brother, Omar, also an FBI suspect. It's conveniently close to WAMY. The World Assembly of Muslim Youth is in this building, in a little room in the basement at 5613 Leesburg Pike. And here, just a couple blocks down the road at 5913 Leesburg, is where four of the hijackers that attacked New York and Washington are listed as having lived. The US Treasury has not frozen WAMY's assets, and when we talked to them, they insisted they are a charity. Yet, just weeks ago, Pakistan expelled WAMY operatives. And India claimed that WAMY was funding an organisation linked to bombings in Kashmir. And the Philippines military has accused WAMY of funding Muslim insurgency. The FBI did look into WAMY, but, for some reason, agents were pulled off the trail. 

TRENTO:
The FBI wanted to investigate these guys. This is not something that they didn't want to do - they wanted to, they weren't permitted to. 

CONTINUED…

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/events/newsnight/1645527.stm

Octafish 

33. Kerry DID Investigate.

..and he CLOBBERED Dems like Clark Clifford and pukes like Pruneface Reagan and the Wimp Bush back in the early 90s over it. For about a day, I thought we were going to actually see the BFEE busted into a million pieces. For a day…


http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com/index.php/BC... 

Fast forward to the present: What gets me is that Kerry completely FAILED to use BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International) and its implications to terrorism today to his advantage in Campaign 2004. Remember when Smirko (and Sneer with John Edwards) brought up "Dr. Khan" of Pakistan and how they neutralized him? Kerry SHOULD have brought up how shutting down BCCI helped shut down Khan's spreading nukes to North Korea, Iran and other places unknown.

My thoughts are the BFEE either threatened Kerry if he delivered a knock-out blow to Smirko; asked him to keep a lid on secret stuff for national security's sake; or else the guy simply forgot his role when the opportunity presented itself during the debates.

Starroute

28.  Bath also ties in with S&L scandal and Iran-Contra circles

Bath was originally introduced into Houston business circles in the middle 70's by a man named Jack Trotter. Trotter was the trustee for Senator Lloyd Bentsen's blind trust, and Bath got into the real estate business with Bentsen's son Lan, selling land to Trotter's syndications. It was Bath's real estate connections that originally got him working for the Saudis.

Trotter was a business partner of Walt Mischer and both moved in the same circles as Sid Adger, the Bush family friend who had pulled the strings to get Bush Jr. into the Air National Guard. Mischer -- who at one point was the largest single donor to both Bush Sr. and Lloyd Bentsen -- was also tied in with Ben Barnes, John Connally, and Herman K. Beebe.

Many of these people had ties to the S&L scandals -- particularly Beebe, who had CIA and mob connections and who funded the startup of the Palmer National Bank, which was involved in Iran-Contra. Jack Trotter himself had interests in Central America and played a role in Iran-Contra. Of course, all that was in the 80's, after Bath had passed through and gone on to greener pastures with the Saudis.

I have a lot of unanswered questions about this group of people, not least being Bath's period of involvement with them, and I'm convinced that the Saudi aspect is only one small part of the picture.

oasis 

31.  Bush, Bath and the Saudis. The more questions we ask, the closer we come

to finding the answers. Many rocks can be overturned on threads such as these. 

Many know so little about the Bush family background and could benefit from an eye opening field trip on the internet.

Octafish

35.  The Mafia, CIA and George Bush

I'm pretty sure this is in your library, starroute. Or mebbe you wrote it. For those new to the subject, this following is from a classic that documents the largest bank robbery in world history, the looting of America's savings and loans by the politically connected, organized criminals and members of the military-industrial-intelligence complex:

34.  The Mafia, CIA and George Bush

I'm pretty sure this is in your library, starroute. Or mebbe you wrote it. For those new to the subject, this following is from a classic that documents the largest bank robbery in world history, the looting of America's savings and loans by the politically connected, organized criminals and members of the military-industrial-intelligence complex:

   The Mafia, CIA and George Bush

INTRODUCTION

    Pete Brewton 
    (New York: S.P.I. Books, 1992) 

   Something very significant happened during our country's savings-and-loan crisis, the    

greatest financial disaster since the Great Depression. It happened quietly, secretly,

without any fanfare and attention. It happened before our very eyes, yet we knew it

not. 

    What we all missed was the massive transfer of wealth from the American taxpayers to

a select group of extremely rich, powerful people. What these people had in common --

unknown to the American public -- were their symbiotic relationships to the Mafia and

the CIA, and to the two most prominent, powerful politicians from Texas, President 

George Bush and Senator Lloyd Bentsen. 

This small cabal of businessmen realized that the S&Ls were going the way of the dinosaurs. They recognized that S&Ls couldn't survive under rapid inflation and high interest rates. So they decided to exploit the situation for their own purposes, with help from, and rewards for, the Mafia, the CIA and their favorite politicians. They probably figured that the insulation and protection these powerful institutions and individuals conferred upon them, in addition to all the endemic protections with the financial, judicial, political and journalistic systems, made them invulnerable. They were probably right. 


SNIP...

In the second half of this book, a number of examples will be detailed to show how this happened, and who got the money. For example, one later chapter deals with a $200 million, 21,000-acre land transaction in Florida in which much of the borrowed S&L money went to a paper company owned by the Du Pont empire, one of the oldest, richest, most powerful bastions of wealth in this country. 

SNIP... 

The evidence uncovered is clear, convincing, and compelling: Members and associates of the Mafia and the United States Central Intelligence Agency were key participants in our nation's savings-and-loan debacle, and some of the richest, most powerful people in the country did business with these participants and profited from the S&L crisis. 

CONTINUED…

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a389b6a173e33.htm 

    The excerpt above came from our friends over at Freepland. Seems we have some    

things in common with s ome on the right. Interest in the another.

Starroute

35. The part that makes me crazy is how everything connects to everything

For example, here's another snippet of Brewton posted by our copyright-disregarding friends at Free Republic:

http://thewebfairy.com/murderpolitics.htm 

The roots of Palmer National date to 1980, when {Stefan} Halper and businessman Harvey D. McLean Jr. became acquainted while working for George Bush in his unsuccessful presidential campaign. McLean raised money for Bush, and Halper was the candidate's policy director. When Ronald Reagan tapped Bush as his running mate, Halper joined the Reagan-Bush campaign.

<snip>

Another link between Halper, Channell and the Contras is Washington attorney J. Curtis Herge. Herge is an attorney for the National Bank of Northern Virginia, where Halper was installed as chairman after leaving Palmer. Herge is also an attorney for the National Conservative Political Action Committee, which borrowed more than $400,000 from Palmer. Herge is also an attorney for the Nicaraguan Resistance Education Foundation, an organization which backed the Contras. And Herge represented Channell and NEPL, and issued statements on their behalf when news accounts first mentioned the foundation's role in providing weapons to the Contras.

And what has Herge been up to lately? How about this:

http://www.prospect.org/print/V13/19/goozner-m.html 

The predecessor group to United Seniors was launched in the late 1980s by right-wing direct-mail guru Richard Viguerie as a scheme to bolster his faltering enterprise. It failed. The current group emerged from a reorganization orchestrated by J. Curtis Herge, whose legal career traces its roots to Richard Nixon's law firm and wound through Ronald Reagan's transition team. After that, Herge ended up as an assistant general counsel in James Watts' Interior Department. Herge also helped incorporate the 60 Plus association in 1992.

<snip>

In its latest incarnation as the main conduit for PhRMA's surrogate ads, United Seniors has been run for the past year and a half by 52-year-old Charles Jarvis. He previously worked with Herge at the Department of the Interior and later served as chairman of Gary Bauer's presidential campaign and vice president of Bauer's Focus on the Family. An independent political action committee, United Seniors pac, has recently run afoul of the Federal Elections Commission for failing to disclose the names and occupations of many of its contributors.



Yeah, that United Seniors/USA Next. That Charlie Jarvis.

These guys never give up, they never go away, and just when you think you've seen the last of them, they come back round under a new set of false faces.

For that matter, the National Conservative Political Action Committee, mentioned in the first quote as having borrowed over $400,000 from the Palmer National Bank, was founded in 1975 by Roger Stone and Terry Dolan. Yeah, the same dirty-trickster, Florida recount riot, kinky sex life Roger Stone whose name gets dragged through the mud here from time to time. And Herge currently represents several organizations run by or linked to Stone in connection with his involvement in Indian casino gambling.

So while linking the Bushes and the bin Ladens is a nice payoff, it's far from the only fish waiting to be caught in those murky waters.
Octafish


Octafish

34.  Not even NAMEBASE can do the BFEE justice

Truly, it is maddening to know that the same cast of characters keeps cropping up in American history. Thank goodness for computers, the Internet and DU. We can -- at the very least -- tie the crimes to the criminals.

Thank you for the heads-up on J. Curtis Herge, starroute! Odd how so many of today's movers and shakers were yesterday's gangsters and toadies. Lots to read and learn.

Find a Republican Lawyer

EXCERPT...

Mr. Herge was formerly The Assistant to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States Department of the Interior. Previously, he served as Associate Solicitor (Assistant General Counsel) of the Department of the Interior and as Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States. Prior to that time, he was a director of the 1972-73 Presidential Inaugural Committee. During the period 1963 through 1971, Mr. Herge was associated with the law firm of Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander, of New York City. He has served as Chairman of the Board of The George Washington National Bank and as a member of the Board of Directors of The National Bank of Northern Virginia. He serves currently on the boards of directors of a number of charitable, non-profit and commercial corporations. By reason of his extensive experience in the organization and operation of non-profit entities, Mr. Herge has appeared as an expert before the United States Tax Court on legal issues associated with charitable organizations. He is also a member of the Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council and the advisory board of the Washington Legal Foundation. He also served as a member of the Advisory Council on Natural Resources of the Republican National Committee. In 1980, he served as a member of President-Elect Reagan's Presidential Transition Team. 

CONTINUED INBRED BULLSTORY...

http://www.rnla.org/bio/BioDetail.asp?MemberID=810 

As much as the computer: Art, particularly the work of the late Mark Lombardi, can really peg these turds:



george w. bush, harken energy, and jackson stevens
c.1979-90, 5th version, 1999
graphite on paper
20 x 44 inches

            Here's another criminal with interesting connections:
     


I              Iran-Contra, the Big Picture
O        Oliver North, Lake Resources of Panama, and the Iran-Contra Operation
c. 1984-86, 4th Version, 1999

K      keep up the good fight, starroute! You're not alone.

sta

39.Brent Bozell is also part of the Herge/Halper/NCPAC complex

http://rightweb.irc-online.org/groupwatch/wff.php 

Group Watch: World Freedom Foundation (August 1990) 

L. Brent Bozell III--chairman of the board; Dr. Curtin Winsor, Jr. --president; Hon. Stefan A. Halper--director of government relations; Marc S. Ryan--executive director; Leif E. Noren--administrator; Herman Pirchner--finance; Gregory Mueller--public relations; J. Curtis Herge, Esq.--legal counsel; and J. Parker Bailey, CPA--accounting.

<snip>

The World Freedom Foundation (WFF) was founded by Brent Bozell III in November of 1987. Bozell began the WFF immediately after a bitter dispute with the board of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC). This dispute resulted in his resigning (or according to some accounts, his being fired) from his positions as president of the NCPAC and executive director of the National Conservative Foundation and its publication, Newswatch.

And Bozell, of course, has just inserted himself into the Gannon caper and is already in the middle of a scandal involving Google-bombing. See the newly-started threads at:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... 
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... 

I've recently been looking into what the Bush/Harriman/Dulles axis was up to back in the 1930's, and what I've been realizing is that it wasn't even so much about *dealing with Nazis* as it was about money-laundering and massive banking fraud on one hand and propaganda and control of public opinion on the other. I'm coming to believe that what they were doing in the 30's set the paradigm for all this right-wing crap today. Half the time, these people on the right are involved in various kinds of financial fraud, like the S&L scandals. The other half, they're trying to manipulate the media, like Gannon and now Bozell. And in between, they seem to have plenty of time for getting rich by dealing with our nation's enemies. It's all the same pattern and it never changes.

Octafish

40.  Multi-Generational Guardians of Plundered Wealth (Remember ENRON?)

It is a conspiracy, in the original sense of the word: "To breathe together." So, like Adam Smith's invisible hand, the BFEE acts in its own best interest. It comes naturally. They learned it from the masters they served and who now serve them. 

The Planned Gutting of Industrial America: Who Did It and Why 

By John Hoefle
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/southernstrategyassaulto... 
January 1, 2001

Original title: Southern Strategy: Assault on the American Republic
published in EIR January 2001

The political success of Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter's "Southern Strategy,'' transforming the White House and Congress into bastions of white Southern power, would have been impossible, without the economic transformation of the United States from the greatest industrial and scientific nation-state in history, to a post-industrial nation of white-collar accountants, real estate brokers, computer programmers, retail clerks, and hamburger-flippers.

SNIP...

This Houston-Atlanta-Charlotte nexus can be dubbed "Southern Strategy, Inc.'' Of course, it was Wall Street--most prominently the financial interests associated with Harriman, Morgan, and Rockefeller--which set this shift in motion. But the deregulated monster represented by such corporate creatures as Enron Corp. in the energy field, the Rainwater interests buying up hospitals, or Corrections Corporation of America in private prison operations, signals as process of financial speculation and physical-economic chaos, which Wall Street can no longer control. With President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney moving from Texas to Washington, the power of this Southern-based corporate looting apparatus is almost certain to grow at an even more accelerated rate.

SNIP...

By far the older and filthier of the two is Schlumberger, the intelligence apparatus masquerading as an oil services company. Schlumberger is one of the two biggest oilfield services companies in the world, Halliburton being the other. While Schlumberger, the company, was formed in Paris in the early 1900s, the intelligence network which operates through it is much older, a part of the banking empire of the interlocked de Neuflize, Schlumberger, and Mallet-Prevost families, which have been running operations against the United States since the American Revolution. In Houston, the Schlumberger/Lazard nexus is closely allied with a nest of British assets centered around the Harriman interests and operating through a group of powerful law firms. E.H. Harriman was a 19th-Century railroad robber baron whose companies were fronts for the British royal family and their fellow aristocrats. Harriman's agents in Houston included Baker & Botts, the law firm of former Bush Secretary of State James A. Baker III, which has also represented Schlumberger since the 1950s. The Bush family is also a creature of the Harriman networks and their British controllers, through both the Bush and the Walker sides of the family. Both George H.W. Bush's father, Prescott Bush, and his uncle Herbert Walker were top officials of the Harriman investment bank, and the Harrimans, Lazard, and Scottish banker James Gammell funded the business and political career of Sir George (Prescott, Herbert, and Sir George were also members of Skull & Bones, the powerful Yale-based secret society). Also coming together in Houston were the British intelligence networks of Col. Edward Mandell House, the global oil cartel, and the ``legendary'' King Ranch.

Enron, which has an energy trading room in its Houston headquarters which rivals the trading rooms of the big Wall Street investment banks, is perhaps the single company most responsible for the chaos in today's domestic energy markets. Its ``success'' in energy speculation has raised virtually every electricity bill, natural gas bill, and heating oil bill in the country, some of them by orders of magnitude. Enron is a relative newcomer, but plays an important role in allowing the financial sharks, under the guise of deregulation, to get their hands on the income streams generated from the production and consumption of electricity, natural gas, and related energy products. Enron's fortunes are directly tied to the Bush League: Enron is the single largest contributor to the political campaigns of President George W. Bush, and the firm hired as ``consultants'' a number of top officials of his father's administration--including James Baker III, and Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher--after they left Washington. In return, these officials used their political pull to get Enron a series of lucrative contracts around the world. Enron chairman Kenneth Lay has been touted as a potential member of the Bush Cabinet, and Southern Strategy zealot Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) is widely known as ``the Congressman from Enron.''

CONTINUED…

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/southernstrategyassaulto... 

Willie Sutton must be kicking himself for not being born a Baby Boomer. Today, those who want to steal know the REAL money is outside the bank.

Starroute

EIR is the LaRouchies, and they're always weird about the British

My general feeling is that about 80-85% of what the LaRouchies say is reliable, but that you've got to turn on the BS detector when they start saying things like, "In Houston, the Schlumberger/Lazard nexus is closely allied with a nest of British assets centered around the Harriman interests and operating through a group of powerful law firms. E.H. Harriman was a 19th-Century railroad robber baron whose companies were fronts for the British royal family and their fellow aristocrats. Harriman's agents in Houston included Baker & Botts, the law firm of former Bush Secretary of State James A. Baker III, which has also represented Schlumberger since the 1950s. The Bush family is also a creature of the Harriman networks and their British controllers, through both the Bush and the Walker sides of the family."

In this case, that's even more true than usual. Averell Harriman and Prescott Bush were clearly on the side of the Germans in the 20's and 30's and had no particular affinity with Britain. The LaRouchies themselves are strongly oriented towards Germany (along with displaying fascist overtones) and never miss a chance to bash the British. So for a LaRouche publication to describe Harriman companies as "fronts for the British royal family" seems decidedly wonky.

Octafish 

42. Agree 100-percent on EIR's 85-percent.

eah. I don't like LaRouche's politics or his personality. Even more, I hate NAZIs. That's why the Harriman-Britain angle is so important and why I will use what the nut and his minions have unearthed on the BFEE. Lots of times their work is all we got.

LaRouche and his whacky conspiraracy theories about the British and the drug trade sound on their face ludicrous, but what's happened since World War II -- the rise of the military-industrial complex and the creation of a permanent state of war -- makes them completely understandable. While far from perfect, EIR is on the money regarding the BFEE, the British Roils, and Tarpley and Chaitkin's "Unauthorized Biograpy." 

Harriman and Bush were with Britain's royal clan in the 1930s because the monarchy favored "Herr Hitler." It wasn't until the pro-NAZI king became deposed, ostensibly over one American divorcee, that an anti-NAZI roil was crowned king.

The reason for the Harriman-Bush-Dulles work with the NAZIs wasn't necessarily pro-fascist, it was to better control the world's wealth and people. Harriman may've been a Democrat, but he certainly didn't believe in democracy when it came to Germany and Britain or Vietnam and America for that matter.

The official story was told by Margaret Case Harriman:

"The King and the Girl from Baltimore"
in The Aspirin Age: 1919-1941 (1949) 

http://members.aol.com/Mikewats/edward.html 

Closer to the real picture are our friends at Spartacus...

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MONedwardVIII.htm 

This is why, to me, the LaRouchies' politcally driven research is an important resource because few others have put this information down on paper. It's like Dulles liked to say: "If you want to keep a secret, don't put it down on paper." And the Brits may lead the world in using PR to their advantage -- skills developed on the home isle.

Closer to the real picture are our friends at Spartacus.


http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MONedwardVIII.htm 

This is why, to me, the LaRouchies' politcally driven research is an important resource because few others have put this information down on paper. It's like Dulles liked to say: "If you want to keep a secret, don't put it down on paper." And the Brits may lead the world in using PR to their advantage -- skills developed on the home isle.

Starroute

43.  Perhaps I should take the British connection more seriously

I've tended to dismiss the LaRouchies' obsession with the British royals in their conspiracy theories as a transparent substitution for blaming everything on the Jews. (Which they got in trouble for, as I recall, back in the 70's.) But if you think there's more to it than that, perhaps I should stop discounting it.

You've got me wondering now about the "Brown Brothers" end of Brown Brothers, Harriman -- that is, the British firm which merged with W.A. Harriman & Co. in 1931. I have the feeling I once ran into something on them in connection with the 19th century opium trade. . . . Ah, here it is:

http://www.winterboy.com/dejavu1.html 

1818 William Brown of Britain's Brown Brothers' opens a Philadelphia branch of the Baltimore-Liverpool-India shipping triangle (and will later become American Steamship), with ties to the China opium trade. During the Civil War, Brown Brothers, via Brown and Shipley, will ship 70% of US slave-produced cotton to England.

{NOTE: The Brown Brothers will later befriend the Bush family, and will merge with Bush/Harriman in 1931 to create Brown Brothers, Harriman "the...largest and oldest private bank," while leaving Brown & Shipley intact in London}

Ah yes, drugs and private banks -- isn't that just the Octopus all over?

Octafish 

44.  Things get even weirder..

so weird that the only explanation that makes sense is that we live in an Associative Universe, one where the mind acts as a sort of rudder between possibilites and actualities. In checking out the background of Margaret Case Harriman I discovered this notice from Time:

Milestones

Aug. 19, 1966 

Married. Xavier Cugat, 66, ever-loving bandleader; and Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, 21, his singer; he for the fourth time; in Las Vegas.Died. Sir Sidney Oakes, 39, son of multimillionaire Sir Harry Oakes (victim of a famed, unsolved murder in 1943), a Nassau businessman and amateur sports car driver; of injuries when his Sunbeam Alpine failed to make a curve at high speed; in Nassau.Died. Margaret Case Harriman, 61, author, who grew up in Manhattan's Hotel Algonquin (her father owned it), became a sort of midtown Malory by chronicling in The Vicious Circle and Blessed Are the Debonair...

SOURCE:

http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,836271...

I noticed the item about the passing of Sir Sidney Oakes of the Bahamas and saw his father was the victim of an unsolved murder in 1943. "Gee," I thought, "could there be a connection there to the BFEE?" So I learned that Sir Harry Oakes had made a fortune, married a younger woman, retired to the Bahamas for tax reasons, was a philanthropist, may've believed in racial superiority, and became a friend, a verrrrry rich friend, of the Duke of Windsor, the apparent NAZI sympathizer.

If you have a moment, check this out:

The Town Of Two Knights 

Sir Harry Oakes

EXCERPT...

The two strangers ran out of the house and left in the car.  The two watchmen fled in terror.  The car had contained a third man, the driver, whom they said they saw clearly.  It was Harold Christie, they told de Marigny. 

 The next day, Christie tracked down the pair and paid them each 100 pounds to leave Nassau and never return.  Danger to do otherwise was heightened when they heard that the local harbormaster, an experienced diver had been found floating in the harbor, reported drowned.  He had been the only witness to the arrival of a mysterious boat about midnight. 

 According to de Marigny, Christie avoided investigation because any competent inquiry would have revealed that Oakes, Christie, and the Duke of Windsor had conspired to smuggle millions of dollars out of the Bahamas in violation of currency regulations.  The Duke, then the Governor of the Bahamas and former King of Great Britain, possessed the power to reopen the investigation.  But, he never did. 

 Harry Oakes left a personal fortune valued at slightly under $12 million, not counting his shares in Lake Shore Mine, or his numerous houses.  What happened to the rest of his fortune, estimated to be at least $200 to $300 million?  No satisfactory explanation has ever been offered 

 And who killed Sir Harry?  The official autopsy declared Oakes was killed by a blow to the head.  De Marigny insists a Nassau doctor told him Oakes was shot to death, which fits the watchman?s account.  If de Marigny is correct, there are four small-caliber bullets in Harry Oakes? skull.  But that lies with the rest of remains in the millionaire?s crypt in the East Dover cemetery in Dover-Foxcroft. 

SOURCE:

http://www.sangerville.lib.me.us/oakes.html 

What does this have to do with the BFEE? Possibly nothing and perhaps everything -- These cats believe themselves the world's lords and masters. In the view of royals, humanity are their inferiors, subjects and cannon fodder. For all our lurking freeper friends, that's un-American.

Starroute

45.  Wasn't it Deep Throat who said "Follow the money"?

Edited on Sat Mar-12-05 04:30 PM by starroute

Whatever has been going on is bigger and older than the BFEE. As nearly as I can tell, it begins with the people Buckminster Fuller called "the Great Pirates" -- the people who had the run of the seas back when that put you beyond the reach of any landbound government and who were getting rich off opium and slaves and whatever else commanded a premium price.

hings began to change in the late 1800's and early 1900's. As sea travel got faster and safer, that was no longer where the biggest risks and the biggest rewards were to be found. Instead, it was in land-based industries -- particularly coal, and oil, and steel, and munitions, and chemicals. But by becoming land-bound, the robber barons put themselves at the mercy of ordinary governments, which began to regulate them and tax them and break up their monopolies.

Over the last century, the Great Pirates have responded to these challenges in a variety of ways. One is by moving their money around from bank to bank and nation to nation in such a way that no mere government can get a handle on it. Brown Brothers, Harriman was heavily involved in this sort of money-laundering in the 30's, in partnership with Fritz Thyssen. That's what got them into trouble after the start of World War II, when the US government froze the assets of Union Bank. But Allen Dulles was on the spot to make sure they didn't lose a penny, and by 1951 it had all come back to them.

The same practices were adopted by the CIA while Allen Dulles was its director. The first of the major CIA money-laundering operations went through Castle Bank, set up in the Bahamas in the 1950's to handle profits from the Southeast Asian heroin that was moving through Marseilles and then Cuba and into the US. If there's any direct connection to your Harry Oakes, it could be there in Nassau. Nugan Hand, BCCI, and Riggs Bank have continued the same pattern since.

When trying to track the Great Pirates, it's important to know what to keep your eye on. Governments and nationalities are irrelevant to them. Organizations and corporations are merely tools of convenience. All that stays constant are the people (and some of the multi-generational families) and the techniques they have for manipulating money.

Octafish
46. Great Pirates

Buckminster was correct. Thanks for the excellent observations, analysis and report, starroute. I've never seen the situation summed up better or more succinctly.

Thanks to Reagan, the nation's tax burden shifted from the corporations and wealthy and to the middle-and-working class. Budget deficits grew enormously, benefiting the MI-complex that received the cash and the bond-holders who receive interest. Result: The largest transfer of wealth in history.

Thanks to Bush Sr., the government continued to plunder the wealth of the middle class through fiscal policy. Also, looting Savings and Loan cost American taxpayers over a trillion dollars. Who benefited? The usual suspects, who gained from yet another historic transfer of wealth.

Thanks to Clinton, fiscal policy got the attention it deserved and the government cut back on social programs to the point where the books could balance. Who benefited? The usual suspects.

Then we got Bush Jr. and the government went on a spending spree unequaled in time, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. The middle class? Hah. We're becoming the new poor.

What it means for us in the present day: We need more Democrats. Real Democrats.

For whom the turds toll:

If we divided the income of the US into thirds, we find that the top ten percent of the population gets a third, the next thirty percent gets another third, and the bottom sixty percent get the last third. If we divide the wealth of the US into thirds, we find that the top one percent own a third, the next nine percent own another third, and the bottom ninety percent claim the rest. (Actually, these percentages, true a decade ago, are now out of date. The top one percent are now estimated to own between forty and fifty percent of the nation's wealth, more than the combined wealth of the bottom 95%.)

Source (with links ahoy):

http://www.lcurve.org /

Getting to be a lot like Haiti around here. And that's the BFEE's point.

Kathy in Cambridge

47. Kick

Octafish 

48.  Thanks, Kathy! Hey! Didja hear about Bath and BCCI?

"Obsessive—Generous"

Toward a Diagram of Mark Lombardi

by Frances Richard 

Who is James R. Bath?

A nodal point in Mark Lombardi's drawing George W. Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson Stephens c. 1979-90, 5th Version, 1999, James R. Bath appears in the upper lefthand corner of the 16 1/2" x 41" piece of paper. The spatial syntax of Lombardi's drawings—which map in elegantly visual terms the secret deals and suspect associations of financiers, politicians, corporations, and governments—dictates that the more densely lines ray out from a given node, the more deeply that figure is embroiled in the tale Lombardi tells. Thirteen lines originate with or point to James R. Bath, more than any other name presented. Among those linked to this obscure yet central character are George W. Bush, Jr., George H.W. Bush, Sr., Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas, Governor John B. Connally of Texas, Sheik Salim bin Laden of Saudi Arabia, and Sheik Salim's younger brother, Osama bin Laden.

The drawing is done on pale beige paper, in pencil. It follows a time-line, with dates arrayed across three horizontal tiers. These in turn support arcs denoting personal and corporate alliances, the whole comprising a skeletal resume of George W. Bush's career in the oil business. In other words, the drawing, like all Lombardi's work, is a post-Conceptual reinvention of history painting, a document of factually verifiable yet extremely pared-down relationships limned in a double light of international fame and cryptic realpolitik. Or rather, the light is triple. For, though he possessed the instincts of a private eye and the acumen of a systems-analyst, Lombardi was of course an artist, and from the raw material of wire-service reports and books by political correspondents, he drew not only chronicles of covert, high-stakes trade, but technically pristine and sensually compelling visual forms. His project's sources are profoundly art-historical, even as they are obviously journalistic, and the creative tension between abstracted, self-propelling image and direct verbal communication propels his work. Delicately balanced and gracefully enlaced, these lines and circles read from across the room as purely retinal explorations of two-dimensional space. Their stylized complexity, however, lures the eye in, to a point where language registers as legible and referentiality asserts itself through the scrim of form. A narrative emerges. Looking shifts toward reading, and Lombardi's one-two punch lands. 

James R. Bath, it turns out, is a Texas businessman, a sometime aeronautics broker whose firm, Skyway Aircraft Leasing, LTD., was a Cayman Islands front amassing money for use by Oliver North in the Iran-Contra affair. Bath also served as an agent minding American interests for a quartet of Saudi Arabian billionaires, one of whom was Sheik Salim bin Laden, the oldest son and heir of Sheik Mohammed bin Laden, father of fifty-four children including Osama. According to reports by the Houston Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, Time, and others, Bath did business in his own name but with the Saudis' money; tax records indicate that he collected a fee of 5% on their multimillion dollar American investments. In 1979, Bath contributed $50,000 to Arbusto Energy, a limited-partnership controlled by George W. Bush. As Bath had little capital of his own, oil insiders trace the funds to his silent partners, specifically Salim bin Laden. Such cash infusions from Bath's client sheiks and George H.W. Bush's cartel cronies could not, however, prop Arbusto up. The venture collapsed in 1981 and merged into the Spectrum 7 Energy Corporation. Spectrum—still with W. at the helm—evolved through more near-failures and mergers into Harken Energy, which, in 1990, embarked upon a sweetheart deal to drill oil wells in Bahrain—this regardless of the fact that Harken had never drilled an overseas well, nor a marine well of any kind. Oil industry cognoscenti again assume that the Bahrain contract was orchestrated as a favor from the Saudis to the American chief executive and his family. The favor paid. On June 20, 1990, George W. Bush sold two-thirds of his Harken stock at $4 per share. Eight days later, Harken finished the second quarter with losses of $23 million; the stock promptly lost 75% of its value, finishing at just over $1 per share. Two months later, Iraq invaded Kuwait, and the Gulf War began. All these events are cited in Lombardi's drawing.

Meanwhile, another Bath associate, Sheik Khalid bin Mafouz, was involved in the collapse (in July, 1991) of the Bank of Credit and Commerce, International, better known as BCCI. Among the sins of the Pakistani-owned BCCI were money-laundering on behalf of Colombian druglords, arms brokering, bribery, and aid to terrorists; when this cabal came unglued, millions of investors in seventy-three countries lost their life-savings. Although Bath was not personally implicated in the BCCI fiasco, an estranged business partner claims that that he, Bath, had been recruited to the CIA in 1976-77 by George Bush, Sr., after serving in the Texas Air National Guard as the buddy of George Bush, Jr. (in 1972, the two young men narrowly escaped arrest for cocaine possession). Bath's putative CIA connections, the Agency's operations in the Middle East, and the adventures of BCCI thus compose a kind of symmetry. The byzantine saga of BCCI's demise is plotted in the drawing that is perhaps Lombardi's masterwork, BCCI-ICIC-FAB, c. 1972-1991, (4th Version), 1996-2000. Unveiled in the landmark P.S. 1 exhibition "Greater New York" in 2000, this piece signaled Lombardi's arrival at the cusp of art world fame; it is now in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum. A wall-size panel schematizing twenty years of suspect alliances amongst scores of players, BCCI-ICIC-FAB… was the last major work the artist made before his death. 

CONTINUED…

http://www.wburg.com/0202/arts/lombardi.html 

Deals for Dubya

Bush’s family ties to shady bank BCCI help explain his “success.” in the oil biz

by Bob Fitrakis 

EXCERPT...

“The governor’s oil-field career can be summed up in a single paragraph. George W. arrived in Midland in 1977, set up a shell company, lost a Congressional election in 1978, restarted building the company he’d put on hold, lost more than $2 million of other people’s money, and left Midland with $840,000 in his pocket,” Ivins offers in Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. 

SNIP...

When Dubya organized Arbusto Energy Inc. in the 1970s, James R. Bath, a well-known Texas businessman, provided some of the financing. During George Bush senior’s tenure as CIA director, the agency allegedly used Bath, a business associate of the Saudi Khalid Bin Mahfouz—described by Truell and Gurwin as a “BCCI insider”—to buy CIA planes from Air America and other secretly held agency airlines. 

Public records show that in 1976 the CIA sold several planes to Skyway, a firm managed by Bath. Bath denies it, but his former business partner Bill White has alleged the CIA’s role in Skyway in lawsuits and also attested that Bin Mahfouz was an owner of Skyway. 

Criminal and civil suits against BCCI established that Bath invested money on Bin Mahfouz’s behalf and that he and Bin Mahfouz were part owners of Houston’s Main Bank with Ghaith Pharaon, the son of a royal advisor to Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal. 

Dubya’s undercapitalized and floundering Arbusto received badly needed cash from an old Princeton pal of Bush political advisor James Baker, Philip Uzielli, who paid $1 million for a 10 percent share in a company valued at $382,376. “Uzi,” who made a fortune in Panama as the CEO of Executive Resources, claims he met Bush senior when he was CIA director. 

CONTINUED...

http://www.columbusalive.com/2002/20020829/082902/08290... 



And here's a resource rich data mining target of opportunity:

http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/EntityDisplay.p...

Oasis

49.  Kick for a Sunday after dinner read.

Octafish

50.  Thanks, oasis! Question: D'ya think Bath fits the profile of a "Cut-Out"?

The reason I ask is that both Poppy and Shrub need to shield so much of their, um, work from public scrutiny...

Cut-out (or Cutout) – an agent who serves as a liaison or go-between person or contact person between field spies and the spymaster or control who supervises the activities of field agents; cut-outs often impart instructions and make low-level decisions. 

Source: http://www.angelfire.com/ca/espianoge/terms.html 

Cut-Out Device – a measure in Operational Security which promotes the avoidance of direct contact between personnel or units in intelligence organization which impede investigation by the active opposition be reducing the opportunity to observe direct contact.

http://www.globalintel.org/dictionary-c.htm 

The guy matches the profile of a mule – does the work and a lot of liftin', lets others take credit and do the thinkin'...(such as it is).

QUESTIONABLE TIES

Tracking bin Laden's money flow leads back to Midland, Texas

by Wayne Madsen

On September 24, President George W. Bush appeared at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to announce a crackdown on the financial networks of terrorists and those who support them. “U.S. banks that have assets of these groups or individuals must freeze their accounts,” Bush declared. “And U.S. citizens or businesses are prohibited from doing business with them.”

But the president, who is now enjoying an astounding 92 percent approval rating (remember, this is just after 9-11 when half of DU supported the little turd from Crawford - Octafish), hasn’t always practiced what he is now preaching: Bush’s own businesses were once tied to financial figures in Saudi Arabia who currently support bin Laden.

In 1979, Bush’s first business, Arbusto Energy, obtained financing from James Bath, a Houstonian and close family friend. One of many investors, Bath gave Bush $50,000 for a 5 percent stake in Arbusto. At the time, Bath was the sole U.S. business representative for Salem bin Laden, head of the wealthy Saudi Arabian family and a brother (one of 17) to Osama bin Laden. It has long been suspected, but never proven, that the Arbusto money came directly from Salem bin Laden. In a statement issued shortly after the September 11 attacks, the White House vehemently denied the connection, insisting that Bath invested his own money, not Salem bin Laden’s, in Arbusto.

In conflicting statements, Bush at first denied ever knowing Bath, then acknowledged his stake in Arbusto and that he was aware Bath represented Saudi interests. In fact, Bath has extensive ties, both to the bin Laden family and major players in the scandal-ridden Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI) who have gone on to fund Osama bin Laden. BCCI defrauded depositors of $10 billion in the ’80s in what has been called the “largest bank fraud in world financial history” by former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. During the ’80s, BCCI also acted as a main conduit for laundering money intended for clandestine CIA activities, ranging from financial support to the Afghan mujahedin to paying intermediaries in the Iran-Contra affair.

CONTINUED...

http://www.inthesetimes.com/issue/25/25/feature3.shtml 

So, let me get this straight:

It's NOT stealing when a Bush does it. 

It's NOT terrorism when a Bush does it. 

It's not treason when a Bush does it.

OK. Got it! Feel better already.

Oasis

51.  Bush first denies knowing Bath. Reminds me of his denial of Ken Lay. Lying

bastard needs to have his past shady dealings exposed in a big way. 

The state of Texas has had to put up with the likes of Bush and slimy shills like Tom Delay for decades, yet right wingers have the nerve to criticize the UN for corruption.

Octafish

52.  They've a lot to hide. Like Money Laundering.

"Dirty Money" Foundation of US Growth and Empire - 

Size and Scope of Money Laundering by US Banks From La Journada (Mexico)

5/19/01, 

by James Petras - Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University 

-- There is a consensus among U.S. Congressional Investigators, former bankers and international banking experts that U.S. and European banks launder between $500 billion and $1 trillion of dirty money each year, half of which is laundered by U.S. banks alone. As Senator Carl Levin summarizes the record: "Estimates are that $500 billion to $1 trillion of international criminal proceeds are moved internationally and deposited into bank accounts annually. It is estimated that half of that money comes to the United States".

SNIP…

U. S. Banks and The Dirty Money Empire

SNIP...

Citibank, the biggest money launderer, is the biggest bank in the U.S., with 180,000 employees world-wide operating in 100 countries, with $700 billion in known assets and over $100 billion in client assets in private bank (secret accounts) operating private banking offices in 30 countries, which is the largest global presence of any U.S. private bank. It is important to clarify what is meant by "private bank."

Private Banking is a sector of a bank which caters to extremely wealthy clients ($1 million deposits and up). The big banks charge customers a fee for managing their assets and for providing the specialized services of the private banks. Private Bank services go beyond the routine banking services and include investment guidance, estate planning, tax assistance, off-shore accounts, and complicated schemes designed to secure the confidentiality of financial transactions. The attractiveness of the "Private Banks" (PB) for money laundering is that they sell secrecy to the dirty money clients. There are two methods that big Banks use to launder money: via private banks and via correspondent banking. PB routinely use code names for accounts, concentration accounts (concentration accounts co-mingles bank funds with client funds which cut off paper trails for billions of dollars of wire transfers) that disguise the movement of client funds, and offshore private investment corporations (PIC) located in countries with strict secrecy laws (Cayman Island, Bahamas, etc.)

For example, in the case of Raul Salinas, PB personnel at Citibank helped Salinas transfer $90 to $100 million out of Mexico in a manner that effectively disguised the funds' sources and destination thus breaking the funds' paper trail. In routine fashion, Citibank set up a dummy offshore corporation, provided Salinas with a secret code name, provided an alias for a third party intermediary who deposited the money in a Citibank account in Mexico and transferred the money in a concentration account to New York where it was then moved to Switzerland and London.

The PICs are designed by the big banks for the purpose of holding and hiding a person's assets. The nominal officers, trustees and shareholder of these shell corporations are themselves shell corporations controlled by the PB. The PIC then becomes the holder of the various bank and investment accounts and the ownership of the private bank clients is buried in the records of so-called jurisdiction such as the Cayman Islands. Private bankers of the big banks like Citibank keep pre-packaged PICs on the shelf awaiting activation when a private bank client wants one. The system works like Russian Matryoshka dolls, shells within shells within shells, which in the end can be impenetrable to a legal process.

CONTINUED...

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/economy/053101_ba..

Blm

53.  CBS should've done an FOIA on James Bath's records.

I wonder why no reporter looking into Bush's TANG records figured out they could do an FOIA on Bath, too.

I also wonder if some of Bath's records have gone "missing" along with Bush's.....that would be very hard to swallow as mere coincidence.

Octafish

54.  You know why they didn't, blm.

To do so would mean actually busting the turds they've protected since 22 November 1963.

You are correct, though. Filing a Freedom of Information Act request is what real journalists and real news organizations do. In fact, they would do whatever it takes to get to the truth in a story involving treason, national security and war.

In fact, getting the Truth to the American people is their DUTY. That's why the Founding Fathers put together that First Amendment -- guaranteeing a free Press is the only business mentioned by name in the Constitution.

How long has it been we've had an AWOL press? Oh yeah, going on 42 years now.


39.Brent Bozell is also part of the Herge/Halper/NCPAC complex

http://rightweb.irc-online.org/groupwatch/wff.php 

Group Watch: World Freedom Foundation (August 1990) 

L. Brent Bozell III--chairman of the board; Dr. Curtin Winsor, Jr. --president; Hon. Stefan A. Halper--director of government relations; Marc S. Ryan--executive director; Leif E. Noren--administrator; Herman Pirchner--finance; Gregory Mueller--public relations; J. Curtis Herge, Esq.--legal counsel; and J. Parker Bailey, CPA--accounting.

<snip>

The World Freedom Foundation (WFF) was founded by Brent Bozell III in November of 1987. Bozell began the WFF immediately after a bitter dispute with the board of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC). This dispute resulted in his resigning (or according to some accounts, his being fired) from his positions as president of the NCPAC and executive director of the National Conservative Foundation and its publication, Newswatch.

And Bozell, of course, has just inserted himself into the Gannon caper and is already in the middle of a scandal involving Google-bombing. See the newly-started threads at:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... 
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... 

I've recently been looking into what the Bush/Harriman/Dulles axis was up to back in the 1930's, and what I've been realizing is that it wasn't even so much about *dealing with Nazis* as it was about money-laundering and massive banking fraud on one hand and propaganda and control of public opinion on the other. I'm coming to believe that what they were doing in the 30's set the paradigm for all this right-wing crap today. Half the time, these people on the right are involved in various kinds of financial fraud, like the S&L scandals. The other half, they're trying to manipulate the media, like Gannon and now Bozell. And in between, they seem to have plenty of time for getting rich by dealing with our nation's enemies. It's all the same pattern and it never changes.

Octafish

40.  Multi-Generational Guardians of Plundered Wealth (Remember ENRON?)

It is a conspiracy, in the original sense of the word: "To breathe together." So, like Adam Smith's invisible hand, the BFEE acts in its own best interest. It comes naturally. They learned it from the masters they served and who now serve them. 

The Planned Gutting of Industrial America: Who Did It and Why 

By John Hoefle
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/southernstrategyassaulto... 
January 1, 2001

Original title: Southern Strategy: Assault on the American Republic
published in EIR January 2001

The political success of Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter's "Southern Strategy,'' transforming the White House and Congress into bastions of white Southern power, would have been impossible, without the economic transformation of the United States from the greatest industrial and scientific nation-state in history, to a post-industrial nation of white-collar accountants, real estate brokers, computer programmers, retail clerks, and hamburger-flippers.

SNIP...

This Houston-Atlanta-Charlotte nexus can be dubbed "Southern Strategy, Inc.'' Of course, it was Wall Street--most prominently the financial interests associated with Harriman, Morgan, and Rockefeller--which set this shift in motion. But the deregulated monster represented by such corporate creatures as Enron Corp. in the energy field, the Rainwater interests buying up hospitals, or Corrections Corporation of America in private prison operations, signals as process of financial speculation and physical-economic chaos, which Wall Street can no longer control. With President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney moving from Texas to Washington, the power of this Southern-based corporate looting apparatus is almost certain to grow at an even more accelerated rate.

SNIP...

By far the older and filthier of the two is Schlumberger, the intelligence apparatus masquerading as an oil services company. Schlumberger is one of the two biggest oilfield services companies in the world, Halliburton being the other. While Schlumberger, the company, was formed in Paris in the early 1900s, the intelligence network which operates through it is much older, a part of the banking empire of the interlocked de Neuflize, Schlumberger, and Mallet-Prevost families, which have been running operations against the United States since the American Revolution. In Houston, the Schlumberger/Lazard nexus is closely allied with a nest of British assets centered around the Harriman interests and operating through a group of powerful law firms. E.H. Harriman was a 19th-Century railroad robber baron whose companies were fronts for the British royal family and their fellow aristocrats. Harriman's agents in Houston included Baker & Botts, the law firm of former Bush Secretary of State James A. Baker III, which has also represented Schlumberger since the 1950s. The Bush family is also a creature of the Harriman networks and their British controllers, through both the Bush and the Walker sides of the family. Both George H.W. Bush's father, Prescott Bush, and his uncle Herbert Walker were top officials of the Harriman investment bank, and the Harrimans, Lazard, and Scottish banker James Gammell funded the business and political career of Sir George (Prescott, Herbert, and Sir George were also members of Skull & Bones, the powerful Yale-based secret society). Also coming together in Houston were the British intelligence networks of Col. Edward Mandell House, the global oil cartel, and the ``legendary'' King Ranch.

Enron, which has an energy trading room in its Houston headquarters which rivals the trading rooms of the big Wall Street investment banks, is perhaps the single company most responsible for the chaos in today's domestic energy markets. Its ``success'' in energy speculation has raised virtually every electricity bill, natural gas bill, and heating oil bill in the country, some of them by orders of magnitude. Enron is a relative newcomer, but plays an important role in allowing the financial sharks, under the guise of deregulation, to get their hands on the income streams generated from the production and consumption of electricity, natural gas, and related energy products. Enron's fortunes are directly tied to the Bush League: Enron is the single largest contributor to the political campaigns of President George W. Bush, and the firm hired as ``consultants'' a number of top officials of his father's administration--including James Baker III, and Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher--after they left Washington. In return, these officials used their political pull to get Enron a series of lucrative contracts around the world. Enron chairman Kenneth Lay has been touted as a potential member of the Bush Cabinet, and Southern Strategy zealot Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) is widely known as ``the Congressman from Enron.''

CONTINUED…

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/southernstrategyassaulto... 

Willie Sutton must be kicking himself for not being born a Baby Boomer. Today, those who want to steal know the REAL money is outside the bank.

Starroute

EIR is the LaRouchies, and they're always weird about the British

My general feeling is that about 80-85% of what the LaRouchies say is reliable, but that you've got to turn on the BS detector when they start saying things like, "In Houston, the Schlumberger/Lazard nexus is closely allied with a nest of British assets centered around the Harriman interests and operating through a group of powerful law firms. E.H. Harriman was a 19th-Century railroad robber baron whose companies were fronts for the British royal family and their fellow aristocrats. Harriman's agents in Houston included Baker & Botts, the law firm of former Bush Secretary of State James A. Baker III, which has also represented Schlumberger since the 1950s. The Bush family is also a creature of the Harriman networks and their British controllers, through both the Bush and the Walker sides of the family."

In this case, that's even more true than usual. Averell Harriman and Prescott Bush were clearly on the side of the Germans in the 20's and 30's and had no particular affinity with Britain. The LaRouchies themselves are strongly oriented towards Germany (along with displaying fascist overtones) and never miss a chance to bash the British. So for a LaRouche publication to describe Harriman companies as "fronts for the British royal family" seems decidedly wonky.

Octafish 

42. Agree 100-percent on EIR's 85-percent.

eah. I don't like LaRouche's politics or his personality. Even more, I hate NAZIs. That's why the Harriman-Britain angle is so important and why I will use what the nut and his minions have unearthed on the BFEE. Lots of times their work is all we got.

LaRouche and his whacky conspiraracy theories about the British and the drug trade sound on their face ludicrous, but what's happened since World War II -- the rise of the military-industrial complex and the creation of a permanent state of war -- makes them completely understandable. While far from perfect, EIR is on the money regarding the BFEE, the British Roils, and Tarpley and Chaitkin's "Unauthorized Biograpy." 

Harriman and Bush were with Britain's royal clan in the 1930s because the monarchy favored "Herr Hitler." It wasn't until the pro-NAZI king became deposed, ostensibly over one American divorcee, that an anti-NAZI roil was crowned king.

The reason for the Harriman-Bush-Dulles work with the NAZIs wasn't necessarily pro-fascist, it was to better control the world's wealth and people. Harriman may've been a Democrat, but he certainly didn't believe in democracy when it came to Germany and Britain or Vietnam and America for that matter.

The official story was told by Margaret Case Harriman:

"The King and the Girl from Baltimore"
in The Aspirin Age: 1919-1941 (1949) 

http://members.aol.com/Mikewats/edward.html 

Closer to the real picture are our friends at Spartacus...

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MONedwardVIII.htm 

This is why, to me, the LaRouchies' politcally driven research is an important resource because few others have put this information down on paper. It's like Dulles liked to say: "If you want to keep a secret, don't put it down on paper." And the Brits may lead the world in using PR to their advantage -- skills developed on the home isle.

Closer to the real picture are our friends at Spartacus.


http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MONedwardVIII.htm 

This is why, to me, the LaRouchies' politcally driven research is an important resource because few others have put this information down on paper. It's like Dulles liked to say: "If you want to keep a secret, don't put it down on paper." And the Brits may lead the world in using PR to their advantage -- skills developed on the home isle.

Starroute

43.  Perhaps I should take the British connection more seriously

I've tended to dismiss the LaRouchies' obsession with the British royals in their conspiracy theories as a transparent substitution for blaming everything on the Jews. (Which they got in trouble for, as I recall, back in the 70's.) But if you think there's more to it than that, perhaps I should stop discounting it.

You've got me wondering now about the "Brown Brothers" end of Brown Brothers, Harriman -- that is, the British firm which merged with W.A. Harriman & Co. in 1931. I have the feeling I once ran into something on them in connection with the 19th century opium trade. . . . Ah, here it is:

http://www.winterboy.com/dejavu1.html 

1818 William Brown of Britain's Brown Brothers' opens a Philadelphia branch of the Baltimore-Liverpool-India shipping triangle (and will later become American Steamship), with ties to the China opium trade. During the Civil War, Brown Brothers, via Brown and Shipley, will ship 70% of US slave-produced cotton to England.

{NOTE: The Brown Brothers will later befriend the Bush family, and will merge with Bush/Harriman in 1931 to create Brown Brothers, Harriman "the...largest and oldest private bank," while leaving Brown & Shipley intact in London}

 

Ah yes, drugs and private banks -- isn't that just the Octopus all over?

Octafish 

44.  Things get even weirder..

so weird that the only explanation that makes sense is that we live in an Associative Universe, one where the mind acts as a sort of rudder between possibilites and actualities. In checking out the background of Margaret Case Harriman I discovered this notice from Time:

Milestones

Aug. 19, 1966 

Married. Xavier Cugat, 66, ever-loving bandleader; and Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, 21, his singer; he for the fourth time; in Las Vegas.Died. Sir Sidney Oakes, 39, son of multimillionaire Sir Harry Oakes (victim of a famed, unsolved murder in 1943), a Nassau businessman and amateur sports car driver; of injuries when his Sunbeam Alpine failed to make a curve at high speed; in Nassau.Died. Margaret Case Harriman, 61, author, who grew up in Manhattan's Hotel Algonquin (her father owned it), became a sort of midtown Malory by chronicling in The Vicious Circle and Blessed Are the Debonair...

SOURCE:

http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,836271...

I noticed the item about the passing of Sir Sidney Oakes of the Bahamas and saw his father was the victim of an unsolved murder in 1943. "Gee," I thought, "could there be a connection there to the BFEE?" So I learned that Sir Harry Oakes had made a fortune, married a younger woman, retired to the Bahamas for tax reasons, was a philanthropist, may've believed in racial superiority, and became a friend, a verrrrry rich friend, of the Duke of Windsor, the apparent NAZI sympathizer.

If you have a moment, check this out:

The Town Of Two Knights 

Sir Harry Oakes

EXCERPT...

The two strangers ran out of the house and left in the car.  The two watchmen fled in terror.  The car had contained a third man, the driver, whom they said they saw clearly.  It was Harold Christie, they told de Marigny. 

 The next day, Christie tracked down the pair and paid them each 100 pounds to leave Nassau and never return.  Danger to do otherwise was heightened when they heard that the local harbormaster, an experienced diver had been found floating in the harbor, reported drowned.  He had been the only witness to the arrival of a mysterious boat about midnight. 

 According to de Marigny, Christie avoided investigation because any competent inquiry would have revealed that Oakes, Christie, and the Duke of Windsor had conspired to smuggle millions of dollars out of the Bahamas in violation of currency regulations.  The Duke, then the Governor of the Bahamas and former King of Great Britain, possessed the power to reopen the investigation.  But, he never did. 

 Harry Oakes left a personal fortune valued at slightly under $12 million, not counting his shares in Lake Shore Mine, or his numerous houses.  What happened to the rest of his fortune, estimated to be at least $200 to $300 million?  No satisfactory explanation has ever been offered 

 And who killed Sir Harry?  The official autopsy declared Oakes was killed by a blow to the head.  De Marigny insists a Nassau doctor told him Oakes was shot to death, which fits the watchman?s account.  If de Marigny is correct, there are four small-caliber bullets in Harry Oakes? skull.  But that lies with the rest of remains in the millionaire?s crypt in the East Dover cemetery in Dover-Foxcroft. 

SOURCE:

http://www.sangerville.lib.me.us/oakes.html 

What does this have to do with the BFEE? Possibly nothing and perhaps everything -- These cats believe themselves the world's lords and masters. In the view of royals, humanity are their inferiors, subjects and cannon fodder. For all our lurking freeper friends, that's un-American.

Starroute

45.  Wasn't it Deep Throat who said "Follow the money"?

Edited on Sat Mar-12-05 04:30 PM by starroute

Whatever has been going on is bigger and older than the BFEE. As nearly as I can tell, it begins with the people Buckminster Fuller called "the Great Pirates" -- the people who had the run of the seas back when that put you beyond the reach of any landbound government and who were getting rich off opium and slaves and whatever else commanded a premium price.

hings began to change in the late 1800's and early 1900's. As sea travel got faster and safer, that was no longer where the biggest risks and the biggest rewards were to be found. Instead, it was in land-based industries -- particularly coal, and oil, and steel, and munitions, and chemicals. But by becoming land-bound, the robber barons put themselves at the mercy of ordinary governments, which began to regulate them and tax them and break up their monopolies.

Over the last century, the Great Pirates have responded to these challenges in a variety of ways. One is by moving their money around from bank to bank and nation to nation in such a way that no mere government can get a handle on it. Brown Brothers, Harriman was heavily involved in this sort of money-laundering in the 30's, in partnership with Fritz Thyssen. That's what got them into trouble after the start of World War II, when the US government froze the assets of Union Bank. But Allen Dulles was on the spot to make sure they didn't lose a penny, and by 1951 it had all come back to them.

The same practices were adopted by the CIA while Allen Dulles was its director. The first of the major CIA money-laundering operations went through Castle Bank, set up in the Bahamas in the 1950's to handle profits from the Southeast Asian heroin that was moving through Marseilles and then Cuba and into the US. If there's any direct connection to your Harry Oakes, it could be there in Nassau. Nugan Hand, BCCI, and Riggs Bank have continued the same pattern since.

When trying to track the Great Pirates, it's important to know what to keep your eye on. Governments and nationalities are irrelevant to them. Organizations and corporations are merely tools of convenience. All that stays constant are the people (and some of the multi-generational families) and the techniques they have for manipulating money.

Octafish
46. Great Pirates

Buckminster was correct. Thanks for the excellent observations, analysis and report, starroute. I've never seen the situation summed up better or more succinctly.

Thanks to Reagan, the nation's tax burden shifted from the corporations and wealthy and to the middle-and-working class. Budget deficits grew enormously, benefiting the MI-complex that received the cash and the bond-holders who receive interest. Result: The largest transfer of wealth in history.

Thanks to Bush Sr., the government continued to plunder the wealth of the middle class through fiscal policy. Also, looting Savings and Loan cost American taxpayers over a trillion dollars. Who benefited? The usual suspects, who gained from yet another historic transfer of wealth.

Thanks to Clinton, fiscal policy got the attention it deserved and the government cut back on social programs to the point where the books could balance. Who benefited? The usual suspects.

Then we got Bush Jr. and the government went on a spending spree unequaled in time, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. The middle class? Hah. We're becoming the new poor.

What it means for us in the present day: We need more Democrats. Real Democrats.

For whom the turds toll:

If we divided the income of the US into thirds, we find that the top ten percent of the population gets a third, the next thirty percent gets another third, and the bottom sixty percent get the last third. If we divide the wealth of the US into thirds, we find that the top one percent own a third, the next nine percent own another third, and the bottom ninety percent claim the rest. (Actually, these percentages, true a decade ago, are now out of date. The top one percent are now estimated to own between forty and fifty percent of the nation's wealth, more than the combined wealth of the bottom 95%.)

Source (with links ahoy):

http://www.lcurve.org /

Getting to be a lot like Haiti around here. And that's the BFEE's point.

Kathy in Cambridge

47. Kick

Octafish 

48.  Thanks, Kathy! Hey! Didja hear about Bath and BCCI?

"Obsessive—Generous"

Toward a Diagram of Mark Lombardi

by Frances Richard 

Who is James R. Bath?

A nodal point in Mark Lombardi's drawing George W. Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson Stephens c. 1979-90, 5th Version, 1999, James R. Bath appears in the upper lefthand corner of the 16 1/2" x 41" piece of paper. The spatial syntax of Lombardi's drawings—which map in elegantly visual terms the secret deals and suspect associations of financiers, politicians, corporations, and governments—dictates that the more densely lines ray out from a given node, the more deeply that figure is embroiled in the tale Lombardi tells. Thirteen lines originate with or point to James R. Bath, more than any other name presented. Among those linked to this obscure yet central character are George W. Bush, Jr., George H.W. Bush, Sr., Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas, Governor John B. Connally of Texas, Sheik Salim bin Laden of Saudi Arabia, and Sheik Salim's younger brother, Osama bin Laden.

The drawing is done on pale beige paper, in pencil. It follows a time-line, with dates arrayed across three horizontal tiers. These in turn support arcs denoting personal and corporate alliances, the whole comprising a skeletal resume of George W. Bush's career in the oil business. In other words, the drawing, like all Lombardi's work, is a post-Conceptual reinvention of history painting, a document of factually verifiable yet extremely pared-down relationships limned in a double light of international fame and cryptic realpolitik. Or rather, the light is triple. For, though he possessed the instincts of a private eye and the acumen of a systems-analyst, Lombardi was of course an artist, and from the raw material of wire-service reports and books by political correspondents, he drew not only chronicles of covert, high-stakes trade, but technically pristine and sensually compelling visual forms. His project's sources are profoundly art-historical, even as they are obviously journalistic, and the creative tension between abstracted, self-propelling image and direct verbal communication propels his work. Delicately balanced and gracefully enlaced, these lines and circles read from across the room as purely retinal explorations of two-dimensional space. Their stylized complexity, however, lures the eye in, to a point where language registers as legible and referentiality asserts itself through the scrim of form. A narrative emerges. Looking shifts toward reading, and Lombardi's one-two punch lands. 

James R. Bath, it turns out, is a Texas businessman, a sometime aeronautics broker whose firm, Skyway Aircraft Leasing, LTD., was a Cayman Islands front amassing money for use by Oliver North in the Iran-Contra affair. Bath also served as an agent minding American interests for a quartet of Saudi Arabian billionaires, one of whom was Sheik Salim bin Laden, the oldest son and heir of Sheik Mohammed bin Laden, father of fifty-four children including Osama. According to reports by the Houston Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, Time, and others, Bath did business in his own name but with the Saudis' money; tax records indicate that he collected a fee of 5% on their multimillion dollar American investments. In 1979, Bath contributed $50,000 to Arbusto Energy, a limited-partnership controlled by George W. Bush. As Bath had little capital of his own, oil insiders trace the funds to his silent partners, specifically Salim bin Laden. Such cash infusions from Bath's client sheiks and George H.W. Bush's cartel cronies could not, however, prop Arbusto up. The venture collapsed in 1981 and merged into the Spectrum 7 Energy Corporation. Spectrum—still with W. at the helm—evolved through more near-failures and mergers into Harken Energy, which, in 1990, embarked upon a sweetheart deal to drill oil wells in Bahrain—this regardless of the fact that Harken had never drilled an overseas well, nor a marine well of any kind. Oil industry cognoscenti again assume that the Bahrain contract was orchestrated as a favor from the Saudis to the American chief executive and his family. The favor paid. On June 20, 1990, George W. Bush sold two-thirds of his Harken stock at $4 per share. Eight days later, Harken finished the second quarter with losses of $23 million; the stock promptly lost 75% of its value, finishing at just over $1 per share. Two months later, Iraq invaded Kuwait, and the Gulf War began. All these events are cited in Lombardi's drawing.

Meanwhile, another Bath associate, Sheik Khalid bin Mafouz, was involved in the collapse (in July, 1991) of the Bank of Credit and Commerce, International, better known as BCCI. Among the sins of the Pakistani-owned BCCI were money-laundering on behalf of Colombian druglords, arms brokering, bribery, and aid to terrorists; when this cabal came unglued, millions of investors in seventy-three countries lost their life-savings. Although Bath was not personally implicated in the BCCI fiasco, an estranged business partner claims that that he, Bath, had been recruited to the CIA in 1976-77 by George Bush, Sr., after serving in the Texas Air National Guard as the buddy of George Bush, Jr. (in 1972, the two young men narrowly escaped arrest for cocaine possession). Bath's putative CIA connections, the Agency's operations in the Middle East, and the adventures of BCCI thus compose a kind of symmetry. The byzantine saga of BCCI's demise is plotted in the drawing that is perhaps Lombardi's masterwork, BCCI-ICIC-FAB, c. 1972-1991, (4th Version), 1996-2000. Unveiled in the landmark P.S. 1 exhibition "Greater New York" in 2000, this piece signaled Lombardi's arrival at the cusp of art world fame; it is now in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum. A wall-size panel schematizing twenty years of suspect alliances amongst scores of players, BCCI-ICIC-FAB… was the last major work the artist made before his death. 

CONTINUED…

http://www.wburg.com/0202/arts/lombardi.html 

Deals for Dubya

Bush’s family ties to shady bank BCCI help explain his “success.” in the oil biz

by Bob Fitrakis 

EXCERPT...

“The governor’s oil-field career can be summed up in a single paragraph. George W. arrived in Midland in 1977, set up a shell company, lost a Congressional election in 1978, restarted building the company he’d put on hold, lost more than $2 million of other people’s money, and left Midland with $840,000 in his pocket,” Ivins offers in Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. 

SNIP...

When Dubya organized Arbusto Energy Inc. in the 1970s, James R. Bath, a well-known Texas businessman, provided some of the financing. During George Bush senior’s tenure as CIA director, the agency allegedly used Bath, a business associate of the Saudi Khalid Bin Mahfouz—described by Truell and Gurwin as a “BCCI insider”—to buy CIA planes from Air America and other secretly held agency airlines. 

Public records show that in 1976 the CIA sold several planes to Skyway, a firm managed by Bath. Bath denies it, but his former business partner Bill White has alleged the CIA’s role in Skyway in lawsuits and also attested that Bin Mahfouz was an owner of Skyway. 

Criminal and civil suits against BCCI established that Bath invested money on Bin Mahfouz’s behalf and that he and Bin Mahfouz were part owners of Houston’s Main Bank with Ghaith Pharaon, the son of a royal advisor to Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal. 

Dubya’s undercapitalized and floundering Arbusto received badly needed cash from an old Princeton pal of Bush political advisor James Baker, Philip Uzielli, who paid $1 million for a 10 percent share in a company valued at $382,376. “Uzi,” who made a fortune in Panama as the CEO of Executive Resources, claims he met Bush senior when he was CIA director. 

CONTINUED...

http://www.columbusalive.com/2002/20020829/082902/08290... 



And here's a resource rich data mining target of opportunity:

http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/EntityDisplay.p...

Oasis

49.  Kick for a Sunday after dinner read.

Octafish

50.  Thanks, oasis! Question: D'ya think Bath fits the profile of a "Cut-Out"?

The reason I ask is that both Poppy and Shrub need to shield so much of their, um, work from public scrutiny...

Cut-out (or Cutout) – an agent who serves as a liaison or go-between person or contact person between field spies and the spymaster or control who supervises the activities of field agents; cut-outs often impart instructions and make low-level decisions. 

Source: http://www.angelfire.com/ca/espianoge/terms.html 

Cut-Out Device – a measure in Operational Security which promotes the avoidance of direct contact between personnel or units in intelligence organization which impede investigation by the active opposition be reducing the opportunity to observe direct contact.

http://www.globalintel.org/dictionary-c.htm 

The guy matches the profile of a mule – does the work and a lot of liftin', lets others take credit and do the thinkin'...(such as it is).

QUESTIONABLE TIES

Tracking bin Laden's money flow leads back to Midland, Texas

by Wayne Madsen

On September 24, President George W. Bush appeared at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to announce a crackdown on the financial networks of terrorists and those who support them. “U.S. banks that have assets of these groups or individuals must freeze their accounts,” Bush declared. “And U.S. citizens or businesses are prohibited from doing business with them.”

But the president, who is now enjoying an astounding 92 percent approval rating (remember, this is just after 9-11 when half of DU supported the little turd from Crawford - Octafish), hasn’t always practiced what he is now preaching: Bush’s own businesses were once tied to financial figures in Saudi Arabia who currently support bin Laden.

In 1979, Bush’s first business, Arbusto Energy, obtained financing from James Bath, a Houstonian and close family friend. One of many investors, Bath gave Bush $50,000 for a 5 percent stake in Arbusto. At the time, Bath was the sole U.S. business representative for Salem bin Laden, head of the wealthy Saudi Arabian family and a brother (one of 17) to Osama bin Laden. It has long been suspected, but never proven, that the Arbusto money came directly from Salem bin Laden. In a statement issued shortly after the September 11 attacks, the White House vehemently denied the connection, insisting that Bath invested his own money, not Salem bin Laden’s, in Arbusto.

In conflicting statements, Bush at first denied ever knowing Bath, then acknowledged his stake in Arbusto and that he was aware Bath represented Saudi interests. In fact, Bath has extensive ties, both to the bin Laden family and major players in the scandal-ridden Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI) who have gone on to fund Osama bin Laden. BCCI defrauded depositors of $10 billion in the ’80s in what has been called the “largest bank fraud in world financial history” by former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. During the ’80s, BCCI also acted as a main conduit for laundering money intended for clandestine CIA activities, ranging from financial support to the Afghan mujahedin to paying intermediaries in the Iran-Contra affair.

CONTINUED...

http://www.inthesetimes.com/issue/25/25/feature3.shtml 

So, let me get this straight:

It's NOT stealing when a Bush does it. 

It's NOT terrorism when a Bush does it. 

It's not treason when a Bush does it.

OK. Got it! Feel better already.

Oasis

51.  Bush first denies knowing Bath. Reminds me of his denial of Ken Lay. Lying

bastard needs to have his past shady dealings exposed in a big way. 

The state of Texas has had to put up with the likes of Bush and slimy shills like Tom Delay for decades, yet right wingers have the nerve to criticize the UN for corruption.

Octafish

52.  They've a lot to hide. Like Money Laundering.

"Dirty Money" Foundation of US Growth and Empire - 

Size and Scope of Money Laundering by US Banks From La Journada (Mexico)

5/19/01, 

by James Petras - Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University 

-- There is a consensus among U.S. Congressional Investigators, former bankers and international banking experts that U.S. and European banks launder between $500 billion and $1 trillion of dirty money each year, half of which is laundered by U.S. banks alone. As Senator Carl Levin summarizes the record: "Estimates are that $500 billion to $1 trillion of international criminal proceeds are moved internationally and deposited into bank accounts annually. It is estimated that half of that money comes to the United States".

SNIP…

U. S. Banks and The Dirty Money Empire

SNIP...

Citibank, the biggest money launderer, is the biggest bank in the U.S., with 180,000 employees world-wide operating in 100 countries, with $700 billion in known assets and over $100 billion in client assets in private bank (secret accounts) operating private banking offices in 30 countries, which is the largest global presence of any U.S. private bank. It is important to clarify what is meant by "private bank."

Private Banking is a sector of a bank which caters to extremely wealthy clients ($1 million deposits and up). The big banks charge customers a fee for managing their assets and for providing the specialized services of the private banks. Private Bank services go beyond the routine banking services and include investment guidance, estate planning, tax assistance, off-shore accounts, and complicated schemes designed to secure the confidentiality of financial transactions. The attractiveness of the "Private Banks" (PB) for money laundering is that they sell secrecy to the dirty money clients. There are two methods that big Banks use to launder money: via private banks and via correspondent banking. PB routinely use code names for accounts, concentration accounts (concentration accounts co-mingles bank funds with client funds which cut off paper trails for billions of dollars of wire transfers) that disguise the movement of client funds, and offshore private investment corporations (PIC) located in countries with strict secrecy laws (Cayman Island, Bahamas, etc.)

For example, in the case of Raul Salinas, PB personnel at Citibank helped Salinas transfer $90 to $100 million out of Mexico in a manner that effectively disguised the funds' sources and destination thus breaking the funds' paper trail. In routine fashion, Citibank set up a dummy offshore corporation, provided Salinas with a secret code name, provided an alias for a third party intermediary who deposited the money in a Citibank account in Mexico and transferred the money in a concentration account to New York where it was then moved to Switzerland and London.

The PICs are designed by the big banks for the purpose of holding and hiding a person's assets. The nominal officers, trustees and shareholder of these shell corporations are themselves shell corporations controlled by the PB. The PIC then becomes the holder of the various bank and investment accounts and the ownership of the private bank clients is buried in the records of so-called jurisdiction such as the Cayman Islands. Private bankers of the big banks like Citibank keep pre-packaged PICs on the shelf awaiting activation when a private bank client wants one. The system works like Russian Matryoshka dolls, shells within shells within shells, which in the end can be impenetrable to a legal process.

CONTINUED...

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/economy/053101_ba..

Blm

53.  CBS should've done an FOIA on James Bath's records.

I wonder why no reporter looking into Bush's TANG records figured out they could do an FOIA on Bath, too.

I also wonder if some of Bath's records have gone "missing" along with Bush's.....that would be very hard to swallow as mere coincidence.

Octafish

54.  You know why they didn't, blm.

To do so would mean actually busting the turds they've protected since 22 November 1963.

You are correct, though. Filing a Freedom of Information Act request is what real journalists and real news organizations do. In fact, they would do whatever it takes to get to the truth in a story involving treason, national security and war.

In fact, getting the Truth to the American people is their DUTY. That's why the Founding Fathers put together that First Amendment -- guaranteeing a free Press is the only business mentioned by name in the Constitution.

How long has it been we've had an AWOL press? Oh yeah, going on 42 years now.


https://app.box.com/s/c0zrg5t2td

https://app.box.com/s/c0zrg5t2td

bowart_operation_mind_control.pdf

OPERATION MIND CONTROL

Walter Bowart was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1939. He was awarded a McMahon journal-ism scholarship to

the University of Oklahoma and has since worked as an editor, publisher and writer. His articles have appeared in many journals including 

The East Village Other, the underground newspaper which he founded in 1965.

Walter Bowart lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and three children.

Published in the U.S.A. by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1978

First published in Great Britain by Fontana 1978

Copyright © Walter Bowart 1978

Copyright © in the Foreword, Richard Condon 1978

Printed in Great Britain by

William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, Glasgow

This book is dedicated to those who are obedient to authority. May they follow in the path of Daniel Ellsberg, L. Fletcher Prouty, Victor Marchetti, John Marks, and George OToole, become responsible, and break free from the chains of command.

“ I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control  with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education” …. Thomas Jefferson

“In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploring the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason,”  …… Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to USA President Jimmy Carter.

Author's Note

This book is an exercise in citizens' intelligence. The author and the majority of those who've contributed to it are private citizens working on their own in a synergistic effort, without major funding or corporate support, without government privilege or "need to know," other than that need cited by Jefferson—the need for informed discretion in a democracy. Without the help of these many people, who,

like the author, were motivated by shock and outrage that citizens have been so victimized by their own government, this book would not have been undertaken.

Thanks first to the victims of mind control who had the courage to come forward and tell their stories. 

A number of professional people gave valuable technical assistance and patient explanations. My thanks to Harry Arons, Robert Brauers, Dr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Cohen, Dr. Remo Dicenso, Betty Dumaine, Dr. Milton E. Erickson, Morris Ernst, Bernard Fensterwald, George Griffin, Col. Laird Guttersen, Dr. Paul Henshaw, Edward Hunter, Hon. Louis K. Lefkowitz, John MacDonald, V. R. Sanchez, Alan W. Sheftin, Dr. Edgar Schein, Mrs. E. D. Yeomans, and Col. Joseph H. Ziglinski.

I received a great deal of assistance from a number of researchers and writers around the world. Thanks to Chip Berlet, Nancy Bressler, Jeff Cohen, Loren Coleman, Richard Crowe, William Grimstad, Paul Hoch, L. Ron Hubbard, Larry Lee, Charles Maierson, John Marks, David McQueen, Sandra Meiersdorff, Janet Michaud, Beverly Ogden, George OToole, Richard Popkin, Jeff Quiros, William Stevenson, Scoop Sweeny, Harold Weisberg, David Williams, and Peter Watson.

Other valuable assistance was given by the following institutions and organizations: The Rare Books and Special